Zamfara State Governor, North West Nigeria, Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) has received an award of Excellence from an organisation, Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation (AOAF).
The Award was presented to the Governor by the foundation’s Coordinator, Mr Igbavboa Ahonkhai Egbe at the body’s Annual awards ceremony held at the Top Rank Hotels, Garki,Abuja on Saturday.
Mr Ahonkhai said the foundation’s decision to honour Governor Matawalle with the award of excellence for overcoming the Security challenges in Zamfara State within his first hundred days in office is to encourage him and show appreciation to the governor’s giants strides in securing the lives and properties of his people in particular and Nigerians in general.
Mr Igbavboa further said that Matawalle’s efforts in addressing the Security situation in Zamfara state needs to be acknowledged the world over and deserved a commendation from organisations such as AOAF and promised to continue to watch with keen interests the progress made on Security by the present administration under Matawalle.
The Coordinator added that If Security of lives and properties is guaranteed a lot of development will be achieved.
In his acceptance speech, Governor Matawalle who was represented by his Director General Press Affairs, Mallam Yusuf Idris thanked the Anneozeng Ogozi Aid Foundation for finding him worthy of the excellence award and promised to do more in that direction.
Governor Matawalle explained that his Administration is determined to provide adequate protection of lives and properties of the citizens.
He further said that by restoring peace in the State a lot of economic and other developmental activities have since been reactivated with vigour in the State.
The governor noted that his Administration has since embarked on implementing programmes that have direct bearing on the people of the State in order to sustain the peace being enjoyed.
He also promised to create more economic activities within the state with a view to engaging all the repentant bandits into meaningful ventures.