The Clerk of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Isa Amoka and Mr. Abu O. Michael, Publisher of the Nigerianpost Newspaper, have won the 2019/2020 edition of the AREWA TRUST NEWSPAPER PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS OF PRODUCTIVITY IN AREWA (PAPA).
Hon. Ibrahim Amoka emerged the Arewa Humanitarian Service Man of the Year while Mr. Abu Micheal emerged as the Arewa Journalist of the Year.
The 2019/2020 PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS OF PRODUCTIVITY IN AREWA (PAPA) was held at the weekend, took place at the Royal Tropicana Hotel, Kano, also had Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, FNSE, mni, Governor of Borno State emerging as the Best Governor of the Year.
Similarly, Hajiya Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu the Minister of State FCT, bagged the Arewa Woman of the Year award.
The 2019/2020 edition of PAPA award was not only colourful, drew dignitaries from across the Northern States of Nigeria, was held amidst a public lecture.
Speaking after receiving the award, Hon. Ibrahim Amoka, Clerk of the Kogi State Assembly, dedicated the award to Gov. Yahaya Bello, for finding him worthy to serve, said the award would spur him in contributing more to the service of the state.
Hon. Amoka also thanked the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly for the understanding and support that has enabled him commit to the service of the State and humanity.
Also speaking, Mr. Abu Micheal, Publisher of the Nigerianpost Newspaper, described the honour of being selected as the Arewa Journalists of the year as coming as a surprise, said the award would enable him put in more efforts in the Journalism profession.
Mr. Abu assured of his unwavering and professional commitment to developmental Journalism, dedicated the award to all working Journalists in Kogi State
The Guest Speaker at the investiture, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Kaulaha, from Borno State whose lecture titled: The way out of the insurgence in the North East, lamented the destruction the years of insurgency has done to the North.
The guest speaker who was full of regrets, said thus far, the Norrh has suffered unquantifiable losses owing to the activities of insurgents, said the time for Government and all Nigerians to rise up to the occasion and stop in the wanton destruction of a region once referred to as the Nation’s economic nerve bone cannot be over emphasised.
He advocated multi dimensional socioeconomic approaches in short and long terms towards making the once revered North to once again take its rightful place and continue to be the giant that it was in the years past.
In a welcome remarks, S. R. Audu, the Chief Operating Officer/SRA Media Ltd, publishers of Arewa Trust Newspaper, Kano said the Investiture aside serving as a platform to honour personalities that have made the North proud, was borne out of the need to proffer solutions to the challenges posed to the North by the activities of insurgents.
The Arewa Trust Newspaper is a publication of SRA MEDIA LTD, based in Kano State, Nigeria.