By Amina Abdullahi Girbo, Bauchi
The Alkaleri Community Development Forum has conferred an Award of Excellence to the Senior Special Assistant on Media to Bauchi State Governor, Comrade Muktar Gidado alongside other seven illustrious sons of the local government.
The other seven recipients of the award are, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Arabi, a Comptroller in the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mahmud Mohammed Gidado, a Deputy Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service, Usman S. Adamu, an Assistant Commissioner in the Nigeria Police Force and Abbas G. Idris, Director General, FCT Emergency Management Agency.
The rest are, Honorable Yusuf Bako, member representing Pali constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Honorable Yusuf Garba, Chairman Alkaleri Local Government and Usman Aliyu Kawu, Permanent Secretary in the State Universal Basic Education Board.
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Alhaji Lamaran Mohammed Gidado while welcoming the invited guests to the award presentation, said the celebrants were selected in appreciation for their outstanding performance and commitment towards the progress and development of Alkaleri community.
Alhaji Lamaran Gidado said in addition to presenting awards of excellence to illustrious sons of the area who excelled at various levels of government, the forum will lay a solid foundation by working with stakeholders and the state government for the progress of the community.
“This award presentation was organised basically to honor the awardees because of their contributions to the growth and development of Alkaleri community. We appeal to all the members of the forum to support us to address the challenges affecting the development of our people”. Said Lamara.
Other speakers at the occasion including, Marafan Bauchi, Yariman Bauchi, Rector, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, described education as a key to societal development and urged youth to be committed in seeking knowledge to enable them excel.
Speaking on behalf of the award recipients, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Bauchi Governor, Comrade Mukhtar Gidado appreciated the organisers for finding them worthy of the community service award.
Comrade Muktar Gidado said as members of Alkaleri community, the award recipients will reciprocate the gesture by providing the required support for the advancement of the area.
He pointed out that, education is key to success and seek for educational support to younger generation to enable them become useful members of the society.
“I am highly delighted on behalf of the award recipients to appreciate the organisers of this historic event for the honour accorded to us. We will remain loyal and committed to the progress of our community”. Said Gidado.
The Governor’s Media Aide used the medium to pleaded with the entire people of Alkaleri Local Government on the need to be united and renew their support to Governor Bala Mohammed for the success of his administration.
Said he:-“Alkaleri Local Government is developing taking into cognizant that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed is from this community and therefore we must support him to succeed.”