By Mahmud Gambo Sani
While the people of Kano state are still basking in frenzy over several awards Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the state has so far received in the year 2018 in many sectors of human development, this time around he has made yet another history.
The highly rated human rights activists group in the country, the Civil Liberty Organisation, CLO, known for the protection of justice and equity has conferred on him the prestigious award for Exemplary Public Service Award due to his commitment to human development, education, health, infrastructure, justice sector reform, peace and security in Kano state.
In a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Deputy Governor, Malam Hassan Musa Fagge, the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna while receiving the award on behalf of the State Governor, said he is highly delighted to receive the prestigious award from the CLO.
“I stand here feeling honoured to receive the highest of all awards from an organisation (CLO) that is made up of people with high calibre, known for standing by the truth and fighting injustice,” he enthused.
He also expressed appreciation to the CLO for initiating something that would make leaders work harder in order to uplift the lives of their people.
The Governor then assured that the state government would partner with the CLO for the development of Kano especially toward eradicating the menace of drug abuse as part of ensuring a good future for the youths.
Speaking at the occasion held at the Grand Cubana Hotel, Abuja the President of the Civil Liberties Organisation, Igho Akeregha said in its entire history since it was formed in 1987 they are now breaking history with Kano State.
“After 19 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, we feel we should evaluate and commend those who have contributed immensely to the development of their people,” he noted.
He said in the last two years, Governor Ganduje has rendered effective leadership through valuable youth empowerment and economic transformation programmes.
“Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje is the first governor to be recognized by the Civil Liberties Organisation; we therefore urge him to continue to focus and deliver more dividends of democracy to the people of Kano State,” the President added.