ANYIM AT 60: HE IS A DETRIBALIZED LEADER, AN EPITOM OF PEACE – Mohammed Ajia
The President and Founder of the Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim Foundation (MAI Foundation) Alh Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim has described the Former SGF, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim as a Nigerian bridge builder and a mentor of a new generation.
In a message release to the media by Alh Ajia as part of the 60th Birthday celebration of Sen. Anyim, Ajia disclosed that Anyim is one of the most peaceful leader in Nigeria who has consistently prioritize the masses and service to humanity even above his personal needs.
As senate president, even at a young age, Anyim demonstrated rare leadership qualities. He displayed maturity and brought much needed stability to the hitherto volatile red chamber. In an era where laying banana peels for senate presidents was the norm, Anyim held his own and brought sanity into the the business of lawmaking. And of course, served till the end of his term in 2003, becoming the first senate president to do so in the fourth republic. He used his good office to support the country in achieving tangible development in every part of Nigeria, a virtue he said earned him prestige as one of the most successful Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation in Nigeria history.
Mohammed Ajia said, Anyim even as a dedicated Christian has always work smoothly with people from different religions and ethnicity without rancor or any infringement on their religion rights and practices.
Often unassuming and calm, he possesses such intricate disarming personality. But behind this facade of innocence or even timidity, is a true warrior who has fought and won many tough battles, and who never shied away from confronting any adversary who came knocking on his doors.
“my relationship with Sen. Anyim in the last 10 years has impacted great knowledge in him and contributed immensely to his own development and that of his community” Ajia said.
He urged Nigerian young people to emulate the virtues of a leader like Ayim even at this trying time and live a life that would further cement the relationship among the various ethnic groups in Nigeria.
He noted that Nigerian at this period needs a detribalized, peace loving leaders and citizens in order to end the insecurity ravaging the country and also to quench the ember of discord among various ethic groups.