Kano Governor, others to receive NUJ award

Hauwa Mustapha, Kano

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The Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, wife, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje and the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, are to be honour by the Kano state, Nigerian Union of Journalists Correspondents’ Chapel, for their contribution to the national development and confidence in the Nigerian media.

A statement signed by the chairman of the Chapel, Mr Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, stated that the event will take place on December 14, at Bristol Palace, Farm Centre, Kano.

The statement added that, the award recipients are men and women of proven integrity, who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour.

According to the statement, “after a careful deliberation by the leadership of the Chapel and the award screening Committee, we decided to honour these distinguished and important personalities for their contribution to national development, commitment in their various fields of endeavours, upliftment of the welfare of the common man; and as well, their disposition to the development of the Nigerian media.

“Our decision to recognize these patriotic Nigerians is borne out of our desire to spur them to show more commitment to nation-building; and even encourage other prominent Nigerians to perform better in their respective assignments and leadership positions.”

According to the statement, “the awardees were carefully selected after passing through certain standards set out by the Award Committee. This event is one of its kinds which will be holding annually to appreciate notable Nigerians.”

Others who are to be honoured include, the business mogul, Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa; the Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna.

The statement further explain that all the awardees have since expressed their willingness to attend the grand event, just as the Chapel Chairman also expressed gratitude to the Organizing Committee for their efforts for making this year’s event a huge success.