On Thursday, 10 June 2021, delegates from Arewa Students’ Forum in an official visit to Lagos state honoured Hon Balogun Rotimi Olatubosun (B.R.O) naming him Grand Commander of Arewa Students in Nigeria.
The team was led by the President of the Forum, Comrade Abubakar Talid.
According to Comrade Talid Abubakar, Arewa Students’ Forum with a population of over 44 million, members and its headquarters at Sokoto State, deemed it fit to recognise Hon Balogun Olatubosun due to his passion for youth development through his various empowerment programmes over the years and his open-minded progressive agenda to foster growth and development in Nigeria as a whole.
He added, “Though the Students’ Forum is predominant in the Northern part of Nigeria, our zeal to identifying with leaders whose hunger for economic progress is prioritised knows no bound.
“From a distance, we have thoroughly observed Hon Rotimi Balogun through his different TV interviews and online programmes, his drive and passion to see our Nation succeed attached us to him and thus we have decided to make him our leader in the spirit of one Nigeria Agenda”.
In his acceptance speech, Hon Balogun Rotimi expressed surprise when the Students’ Forum reached out to him.
“I declined at first when they communicated with me in this regard because I don’t know the Forum. But after doing my due diligence and having access to their records I decided to accept their request. We are one Nigeria so if they deem me fit to be their leader then I am honoured and excited to share both my wealth of experience and knowledge with them.
“I am grateful for this recognition and I look forward to working with them simply because my strength lies with the youth. We are better together,” he said.