By Yelmi Luka, Bauchi

The Senior Special Assistant on Media Affairs to the Bauchi state Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Gidado has advocated for educational support for the youth to enable them succeed for the socioeconomic development of the society.

Alhaji Gidado stated this at the 510 hall of the Federal polytechnic Bauchi on Sunday when he, alongside seven others bagged an award of excellence from Alkaleri Community Development Forum for their selfless services.

The media aide to the Governor 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.

Comrade Gidado who spoke on behalf of the award recipients, appreciated the organisers for finding them worthy of the community service award.

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.

“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”, He pledged.

The Governor’s Media Aide 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.

“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”, Gidado said.

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.

Earlier speaking, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Alhaji Lamaran Mohammed Gidado 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”, he said.

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