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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on the 21st of March, 2018 presented a NANS Woman Role-Model of the year 2018/An Icon of Excellent Leadership Award on the Ag. Executive Secretary of the Agency, Mrs. Tayo Odumosu on her exceptional works in giving back to the society by touching the lives of people.

Presenting  the  award  at  a  brief  ceremony  that  took  place  at  the  Agency’s  Headquarters, Maitama, the Coordinator of the award, Mr. Ayonikun Fred stated that the award was given in recognition  of  the  role  played  by  the  Ag. Executive  Secretary  in bringing hope to the rural communities  in  her  leadership  style  and  standard.

He stated thus:
“I want to emphasize the crucial role that the recipient has played in the promotion of good sound leadership and corporate feats locally and nation-wide, representing our great nation and our values. Her active participation in bringing hope and life, honours her personality as a worthy social builder”

He  further  added  that  this  award  is  coming  on  the  heels  of  the many impacts  she has created through her public service work, philanthropic  activities  and  in  her  current  assignment.
On NANS commitment to nation building, Mr. Fred said the students’ body promotes good ideas, welfare, and support for students with  interest  in  promoting  a  better  society  in  Nigeria.

In response, the Ag. Executive Secretary, Mrs. Tayo Odumosu thanked the students’ body for the kind gesture and for recognizing good works especially in the direction of Nation building.
She informed the delegation that the Agency was established by the Border Communities Development Agency Establishment Act 2003 further amended in 2006 with the responsibility of developing the border communities spread over 21 States of the Federation.

She stated that the award is a motivation to work harder especially in the development of the Border Communities in line with Government’s current developmental drive by bringing hope and succour to the neglected areas through the provision of socio-infrastructural projects, empowerment, and skills development programs. She also added that the former Executive Secretary laid a good foundation that she and her team will build on and superceed.

Mrs. Odumosu finally advised NANS to embark on Nation building activities especially in adding their voice to the current Administration’s developmental trends in bringing change to the Nation and be good ambassadors of the country.


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), on Tuesday 20th March, 2018, inaugurated the Board of the Agency on behalf of the Chairman of the Board, The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

The inauguration ceremony commenced by 4pm at the Conference Room, SGF’s office. A sizeable number of our Board members (both statutory and Zonal) were in attendance as they stood up for recognition while their names were being mentioned. Below is the list of BCDA Board members in attendance:

Statutory Members:
1. Minister of Power, Works and Housing – Barr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)
2. Minister of Health – Dr. Isaac Adewole
3. Minister of Science and Technology – Mr. Ogbonaya Onu
4. Minister of Interior – Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau
5. Minister of Defense – Brig. Gen Dan Ali
6. D.G. National Intelligence Agency – Ahmed Rufai Abubakar
7. D.G. National Boundary Commission – Alhaji M.B Ahmad (mni)
8. D.G. Surveyor General of Federation – Mr. Ebisintei Awudu

Zonal Members:
1. Hon. Victor Afam Ogene – South-East
2. Chief Lionel Jonathan – Omo – South-South
3. Hon. Idris Sani Buko – North-Central
4. Hon. Saheed Salawe – South-West
5. Alhaji Kabiru Gwarzo – North-West

In addition, the inauguration was attended by Chairmen of House and Senate Committees and other National Assembly members, Ministers, Heads of Agencies and members of the public.

The SGF declared the inauguration open and read the Vice President’s speech. Thereafter, the SGF proceeded on behalf of the Vice President to inaugurate the Board and wished the members success in their future endeavours on the Board.

The ceremony ended by 5.50pm.

Visit to BCDA Headquarters.
Immediately after the inauguration ceremony, five (5) of the Board members representing the six geopolitical zones of the country proceeded on a familiarization visit to BCDA Headquarters office in Maitama.

During the visit, the members held a brief meeting with the Ag. Executive Secretary, Mrs. Tayo Odumosu, and members of Management of BCDA.

The Ag. Executive Secretary welcomed the members and introduced the Management team. The Ag. Executive Secretary in her welcome speech expressed the readiness of the Agency to work in harmony with the members to positively impact on the mandate of the Agency which is the provision of the much needed infrastructure to the Border Communities, the primary target of BCDA activities.

The members responded by appreciating the Ag. Executive Secretary for the familiarization visit and the meeting, they pledged their willingness to work assiduously with the management of the Agency to actualize effectively the mandate of the Agency.