By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna Council, Comrade Asma’u Yawo Halilu has again bagged the ‘Leadership Award’.
The Icon of Hope award was in appreciation of her outstanding performances towards uplifting the journalism profession and her contributions to nation building.
The ‘Leadership Award’ came in less than two months after she was honoured with an award as the ‘Most Transformational NUJ Chairman of the Year 2022.
While presenting the award, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the AIACCESS Contractors, Abubakar Ismail Kankara, averred that the patriotic contributions of the NUJ Chairman to the growth and development of the union was the reason for honouring her with the special award.
“It is obvious that the new leadership of the NUJ is doing great, and we are proud of them for the transformational strides towards consolidating on the achievements of the past leaders who had also contributed to the development of the union in their various capacities,” the CEO said.
In her reaction shortly after receiving the award, the NUJ Chairman thanked the organisers of the event for deeming it fit for recognizing the contributions of the NUJ towards nation building.
“No doubt, this award is an energiser that will spur us to do more towards uplifting our union, its members and the nation at large. As leaders, our resolution is to see that our members have a conducive environment to operate and to also ensure their unity” Asma’u emphasised.
Also speaking, the Vice Chairman of the Council, Comrade Daniel Duniya, applauded the organisers for recognising the leadership of the union, adding that the success recorded would not have been made possible without the support of the members.