Yakubu Busari, Jos
Ex Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu
Students of the Faculty of Natural Science in the University of Jos has planned to confer awards on some distinguished indigenous of Plateau State for what they consider their exemplary achievements in various fields of human endeavour.
They include Hon Dr Simon Mwadkong PhD,Rt Hon Mike Dapianlong,Sen Ibrahim N Mantu,Hon Timothy Golu, Hon Edward Pwajok,Hon Bitrus Kaze,Hon Dasuki Salisu Nakande,Hon Pius Hommen,Mr Stephen Longdiem,Hon Prince Vincent Bulus Venman,Rt Hon Titus Alams,Emmanuel Macham Jp and many others
According to the Secretary, Organising Committee, Comrade Strong Yusuf Mashat, the event is being organised by the students of the Faculty of Natural Science University of Jos. It would be followed by a well organised diner and the launching of a magazine,
A brief review of the personalities include.
*Hon Dr Simon Mwadkong PhD*
He was a Lecturer in the University of Jos before venturing into politics and became Transition Committee Chairman of Riyom LGC and later became elected Chairman of the same LGC.
He was elected Member House of Representative in the 7th Assembly Representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency in the National Assembly,Abuja.
He will be honoured with the prestigious award as a Pillar of Youths across Nigeria in recognition of his philanthropic gesture to the youths.
*Sen Ibrahim N Mantu
The name is very familiar in the political scene both in plateau and Nigeria,one of the most Distinguished Senator to have emerged from Plateau State and clinched the position of the Deputy Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during the 6th Assembly.
He hails from Gindiri in,Mangu LGA of Plateau State.
He would be awarded the *Pillar of Democracy in Nigeria*
*Hon Edward Pwajok (SAN)
The Member Representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Abuja. Hon. Pwajok has written his name in gold across the length and breath of Nigeria, having served as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Plateau State.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), he would be awarded Pillar of Legal Profession in Nigeria*
*Hon Timothy Golu*
He was a media Practisioner before joining politics and was elected Member Representing Kanke Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly during the 7th Assembly.In his quest for political pursuit he contested and won a seat to the National Assembly as Member Representing Pankshin, Kanke, Kanam Federal Constituency. A quintessential modern legislator whom has written his name in gold. To be awarded as an *Icon of Modern Democracy*
*Hon Dasuki Salisu Nakande
He hails from Jos North of Plateau State and had risen to became a Minister of State Information in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He is also in the Media industry, owning 93:3 FM Zinaria Hills Jos.
*Rt Hon Titus Alams
Rt Hon Alams was a lecturer with the Plateau State Polytechnic before joining politics and was elected in to the Plateau State House of Assembly Representing Bokkos Constituency.
He later became speaker of the 7th Assembly and was highly instrumental in the developmental projects executed by the last administration.
He is to be awarded as a *Patriotic Leader in Plateau State*
*Rt.Hon Mike Diapianlong
The former member representing Quanpan South Constituency from 1999 to 2006, became Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly from 2006 to 2007.
He is a Political Scientist.
He is to be honoured with an award as *Pragmatic Legislature*
*Hon Bitrus Kaze*
The former member Representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly,was a golden voice in the Green Chamber Representing not just his Constituency but Plateau State in general, during 6th and 7th NASS.
He is to awarded as a *True Democrat and will also serve as Chairman of the Occasion.
*Hon Hommen Pius Kwaprep
He was an administrative staff of the Plateau State House of Assembly,where he worked with three successive Speakers as a Protocol Officer. He exited the Civil Service to became a business Mongol,CEO of Mc Hooms Nig, Ltd
He is to be awarded as a *Youth Mobilizer
*Hon Prince Vincent Bulus Venman
He is a successful business man and a philanthropic leader, coming from a humble background and becoming a member Representing Langtang South Constituency in the 8th Assembly.
To be given award of *Quality Leadership and Youth Empowerment*
*Mr Stephen Longdiem
He is a young dedicated gentleman who has proven his capability in handling his professional responsibility, the journey started as a Civil Servant in the Plateau State House of Assembly as a driver.
He will be awarded as the *Best Driver in Plateau
*Emmanuel Macham Jp
A young and vibrant youth who has distinguished himself as crusader against injustice.
Emmanuel, a ranking unionist, was Senior Special Assistance in the last administration and has been a role model to the youths across the state and Nigeria in general.
Widely travel, he has attended seminars within and outside the country and has vast experience in Public Administration. He will be awarded as a *Youth Activist.