The Imam of Nghar Village, Gashish district in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, alongside governors Ifeanyi Okowa, Okezie Ipkeazu and Senator Daisy Danjuma will lead other prominent Nigerians who will receive the highly-rated Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, Awards for this year 2018.
All the award recipients, according to the organizers, were thoroughly considered and shortlisted in recognition of their meritorious service and varied roles, played by each, in support for nation building and advancement of democracy, development and good governance in Nigeria.
Speaking further, Moses Siasia said “we considered several individuals for the various categories of the award this year. And, to headline the award we have selected Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, the Imam of Nghar Village in Plateau State.
This Imam single-handedly saved over 300 men, women and children when suspected herdsmen invaded some communities in Plateau State. This is the quality of service to nation that NYPF has identified and we are committed to promoting this kind of good deed so that other Nigerians can do the same. If we have more people doing good, then we will be a better country”
Other achievers on the list of awardees
The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, is a Non-Governmental Organization of young professionals from different fields of endeavours and committed to three major objectives which are to create sustainable livelihood for young people, engender purposeful leadership and social democratic inclusion and encourage young people’s participation in governance and the economic process. NYPF is deliberately creating a pathway for the future of young Nigerians with over 3 million memberships.
In a 2016 massage at the NYPF Summit in New York, former United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon said “Nigerian Young Professionals Forum is one of a number of valuable initiatives which share the vision of the United Nations and place young people at the center of sustainability, while encouraging their participation in governance”.
This is in attestation to the role of NYPF in promoting the course of national development through engagement in activities that will provide enabling environment for shared and sustainable development, said Moses Siloko Siasia.