By Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa state Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar and seven other dignitaries have received an award of honour from the Jigawa state Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists.
The awards was presented to the recipients during a maiden public lecture and award presentation organized in honour of the former chairman of the Chapel Late comrade Ahmad Abubakar.
Speaking at the occasion the chairman of the Chapel Comrade Muh’d Zangina Kura said, they organized the program in honour of late chairman Malam Ahmad Abubakar because of his exemplary leadership and contribution that will remain indelible in the history of Journalism in Jigawa state.
He noted that, they also use the occasion to celebrated and honoured some important personalities whom contribution to the development of humanity in Jigawa state and Nigeria .
“Also I am using this opportunity to informed the gathering and general public that, by the grace of God, the chapel will keep on organizing such event annually for honouring people of excellent, updating the knowledge of our members and also make our relationship with public as multidimensional” Zangina declared..
In his speech at the occasion Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar described the late Ahmad Abubakar as a man of peace, and fine journalist who always abide by the ethics of Journalism in his reportage.
The Governor who was represented by his deputy His Excellency Malam Umar Namadi also expressed his appreciation with award of honour given to him by Correspondent chapel, described the award as a source of encouragement for more service to humanity.
The chairman of the occasion and commissioner of Information Jigawa state Hon Bala Ibrahim described late Ahman as gentleman and a very rear journalist who spend his life in. promoting. “Balance Journalism”.
Governor Badaru received award as a Champion of Agricultural Transformation in Jigawa, Director General National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) as a ” Champion of Digital Litracy In Nigeria ” while Vice Chancellor Federal University Dutse Professor Abdulkareem Sabo honoured as ” Champion of Digital Transformation in FUD”
Other awardees were Senator Danladi Sankar as ” Champion of Digital Switchover ” Hon Abubakar Makki Yanleman ” Icon of Human Empowerment ” Former Permanent Secretary federal Ministry of works Alhaji Babangida Hussaini as “Icon of Infrastrural Development” and Former Director General Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria ( FRCN) Alh Muhammad Ibrahim as “Icon of Human Capital Development, respectively.