The Independent Newspapers, has nominated the Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni for the 2023 Man of the Year award.
Mr. Mamman Mohammed, the Director General Press and Media Affairs to the governor disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Damaturu.
According to the statement, Mr. Steve Omanufeme, Managing Director of the Newspaper, stated this on Thursday when he formally presented the letter of nomination to the Governor.
He said the nomination was informed by the achievements recorded by his administration in all the sectors.
“Yours is a model of verifiable achievements in line with the philosophy of this award: celebrating trailblazers and exceptional Nigerians.
“Your enormous humility, open-door policy, generosity, goodwill and the infrastructural revolution to meet the needs of the people under your watch are also factors that led to your nomination as the Man of the Year” the MD stated.
Mr. Steve said the Governor’s investments in education, health, infrastructure and other sectors had singled him out as the Independent’s Man of the year.
Responding, Governor Buni commended the Newspaper for tracking events in the state.
“I am pleased with your efforts in tracking our performances and finding me worthy for the award.
“It is one award that l will cherish and this will spur us to do more to improve the lives of the people of Yobe state.
“I hereby dedicate this award to the good people of my dear state” Governor Buni said.