Nigerian don, Asaolu, gets Canada govt. commendation

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By Fortune Abang

The government of Canada has extolled a Nigerian, Prof. Tunji Asaolu, Deputy Secretary-General, African Affairs of the International Society of Diplomats (ISD) for his commitment toward fostering cooperation between Canada and Nigeria.

David Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) of the Scarborough Centre and Chair of Government Agencies, made the commendation at the Global Diplomacy Summit Canada 2024, in the City of Toronto, Canada and monitored in Abuja.

The event with the theme: ”Harnessing the gains of global diplomacy and peaceful coexistence: The role of international organisations” was organised by ISD in partnership with the government of Canada and relevant stakeholders.

According to him, commendation on Asaolu was based on his commitment and volunteer efforts in fostering international cooperation, dialogue, and continued dedication to humanity.

Smith said, “It is also for your contribution toward success of the Global Diplomacy Summit Canada 2024.

“As a Member of Provincial Parliament for the Riding of Scarborough Centre, I thank you for bettering the lives of our community members.

“Also, for helping to make Ontario a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

For his part, Asaolu, also Vice-Chairman/CEO of the African School of Diplomacy and International Relations (ASDIR), expressed appreciation to the Canadian government for the honour.

He said that it is dedicated to the glory of God, while promising to do more to advance his services to humanity.

Scarborough, Ontario, is a former municipality, now part of the city of Toronto.

Scarborough is located on Lake Ontario that make up the eastern part of the city. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and as a city in 1983. (NAN) (

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Edited by Chioma Ugboma/Halima Sheji

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