Yobe, Bauchi govs, others nominated for media award

Governor Mai Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has been nominated for the ‘Man of the Year’ by United kingsom-based media group, The Nigerian News.

A statement by the management signed by Toby Prince, said governor Buni’s incredible leadership in handling the dual function of governance at state and national levels endeared him to its 10-man committee.

The management said, “As Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Gov Buni saved the party from apparent collapse. That the ruling party still exists, waxing stronger ahead of next year’s poll is the product of his ingenuity.

“The governor blended the talents and political sagacity of members of the caretaker committee to successfully revive the APC which is now on high turbocharger as the leading, largest and winning political party in Nigeria. A political bridge-builder, he oozed integrity, accountability, creativity, honesty and courage in the face of adversity.

“But more importantly, Buni’s impact has been better felt by his people in areas of infrastructure, human capital development, security and many others.

” He has proven to be responsive to the needs of the citizens, paying special attention to healthcare delivery, education, agricultural production and infrastructures. He set out his priorities with the declaration of a state of emergency on basic and secondary education while following the special agenda of Resettlement, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (R3) of people affected by insurgency. He has proven that quality leadership is possible”.

The company said Buni will be recognised at an event to make its sixth anniversary on October 13th at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Other distinguished Nigerians billed to receive awards are Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Mr Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director General/Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO) of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Prof Abdullahi Mustapha, the Director General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Prof Saad A. Ahmed, the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre Abuja, Mr Oluwaseun Adebola Olatunji, the founder and CEO of Brookfield Group among others.

A lecture titled, “Identifying Genuine Spirit of Excellence and Patriotism Towards A Greater Nigeria” will be delivered by Chief Innocent Audu Ogbeh, the former Minister of Agriculture, who is the guest speaker.

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