Adamawa agog as TGNews unveils maiden merit award

TGNEWS award plague.
TGNEWS award plague.
Adamawa agog as TGNews unveils maiden merit award

Yola, the capital of Adamawa State was agog Saturday as personalities from far and wide trooped into the town to receive The General News (TGNews) merit and productivity award.

The merit and productivity award which was the first of such investiture was awarded to personalities from different walks of life who excelled in their different endeavors.

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The event which was unique because of the deployment of ICT was ascribed as the first of its kind by stakeholders who commended the news outlet and organizers of the event for a job well done.

The occasion which was attended by the creme de la creme of the society was graced by the deputy governor of Adamawa State who received leadership award on behalf of governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, foremost first class emirs and chiefs, as well as technocrats.

Some of the personalities who were awarded include; the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Barr. Boss Mustapha and the 1st female Admiral (Barr) Jamila Sadiq Malafa (rtd) and the member representing Song/Fufore federal constituency in the house of representatives, Hon. Wakili Boya.

Others include; the Vice Chancellor Federal University Kashere, Professor Umar Pate, Rev. Dr. Panti Filibus, LCCN. Arch Bishop, Emir of Mubi, HRH. Alh. Abubakar Isa Ahmadu, Gangwari Ganye, HRH Adamu Sanda, Hama Bachama, HRH.Homun Ismaila Daniel Shaga and Kwandi Nunguriya, HRH. Kuruhaye Dishon Dansanda.

Other men and women who bagged the award include; TVC News Director, Stella Din- Peters, Mal Hamisu Idris Medugu, Barr. Chafari Shadrach Kanya, former Adamawa House of Assembly Majority, Leader, Hon Hassan Mamman Barguma Mal Ardo Usman and Madam Celina Yakubu and several others.

The news outlet used the occasion to unveil its maiden edition of TG News Magazine for the service of humanity in the society. The magazine will be published monthly.

Receiving the award, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, thanked the TG News for recognizing the efforts of his administration in delivering good governance to people.

Governor Fintiri, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, promised to continue to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens and thanked the organisers for the honour done to him and his administration.

He applauded the cordial relationship between the TG News and the present administration and appealed to it to sustain the tempo and tasked other recipients of the awards to contribute more for the development of the state.

Delivering his lecture at the event, the Vice Chancellor Federal University of Technology Kashere Gombe State, Prof. Umar Pate, said that the technology has brought changes not only to journalism but to the lives of human beings.

Prof. Pate commended the TG News for organizing the event and urged journalists to embrace the remarkable change brought by technology and furnish the public with factual information.

In his welcome address, the Editor -in-Chief/Publisher TG News, Tom Garba, appreciated the recipients as well as those who took their time to grace the historic award ceremony.

He told the gathering that the award was staged to reward, recognize and celebrate outstanding personalities who have made significant impact in Adamawa State and the nation at large.

In his vote of thanks, Mazi Uche Nwafor, the chairman of the occasion, thanked the management of TGNews and organizers of the event for a job well
done.

“I want to seize this opportunity to express our profound gratitude most
specifically to His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the
Executive Governor of Adamawa State, the people’s governor and
project master, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Umaru Jibrilla
Bindow, former Governor Adamawa State, His Excellency Dr. Boss
Gida Mustapha, the former Secretary to the Government of the
Federation, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley, Speaker ADHA.

“To our all Guests and award recipients, we say a very big thank you.
We sincerely appreciate all the efforts and support both in kind and
otherwise. We are grateful to you all.
Congratulations once again to us all, for we are all honoured today,” he said.

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