While delivering a congratulatory message at the event which held in Lagos yesterday, Ribadu said it was a well-deserved award.
While extolling Shema, he disclosed, “He is not just a friend but a brother and a classmate. We started in Ahmadu Bello University the same day in 1980 and we have remained friends up till now. I am standing here on behalf of the class of 83 of the Ahmadu Bello University and class of 84 of the Nigerian Law School. I am here on behalf of all of us to share this moment of joy with our friend.
“We know Ibrahim as a very intelligent person and the best in our class and as someone who was very very meticulous and detailed in whatever he was doing. Within the last eight years, he has changed the face of government in Katvery meticulous and very sina and we are very proud of you, not just by what you have done but the legacy that you have left behind also.
“He is the only governor that is going to leave the office with no debt behind. He has paid all, including salaries of the workers of his state. We want to thank you for making us all proud. We will ever remain proud of you as classmates of ABU Zaria class 83. May God continue to be with you. We want to thank you for making us all proud. We will ever remain proud of you as classmates of ABU Zaria class 83. May God continue to be with you and guide you. I believe that the future is still very bright for you. May the grace of God continue to guide you and be with you.”