Gov Masari, Justice Abubakar, THISDAY Francis, Others Bags Living Hero Award
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar have bagged the ‘Living Hero’ award for their leadership qualities and exemplary performances in governance.
Other awardees were Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, Chairman, AFDIN Group of Companies, Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Lawal Buhari Daura, Katsina State Correspondent of THISDAY, Francis Sardauna, among others.
The duo were rewarded at the Katsina State 2019 Living Hero Award, organised by Citizen’s Rights and Leadership Awareness Initiative in conjunction with Oduduwa Watch News Online, held on Thursday night at Soli Centre, Katsina.
Speaking shortly after receiving the award, Governor Masari, represented by Justice Abubakar, expressed gratitude to the organisers, saying the honour had affirmed that his performance in governance has alleviate the plight of the citizens.
He, however, sued for the cooperation of the citizenry and security agencies to tackle security challenges in the state, affirming that: “Security is everyone’s business, so all hands must be on desk to address the challenge”.
The Country Coordinator of Citizen’s Right and Leadership Awareness Initiative, Amb. Oladipo Musibau, while presenting the award to Masari and other recipients, said the governor has, in the last four years worked tirelessly to turn Katsina State into a smart city.
According to Musibau, “selecting Governor Masari for the award was easy as his track records of exemplary performance towered above his peers. Other awardees were also selected base on their outstanding performances in different fields.
“Unless a new set of leadership is raised with honor and are appreciated for their good deeds and contributions to nation building.
“To expand the narrative of building the nation through the instrument of honouring our living heroes well ahead before they may be no more”.