NANS, AYFL confer ‘Icon for Humanitarian Service’ award on Ibrahim Ridwan

By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, in collaboration with the Arewa Youth Forum For Liberty (AYFL), on Saturday conferred ‘An Icon of Humanitarian Service,’ award on an Abuja-based businessman, Alhaji Ibrahim Ridwan.

Statement by Alhaji Bashir also further that the association also conferred Ridwan with the ‘Garkuwan Matasan Arewa’ title which means ‘The Mayor of Northern Youths’.

While speaking, the Deputy Senate President of NANs, Kabiru Aminu, stated that the awardee was nominated due to his immense contributions towards the development of students and youths across the country.

He also extolled the myriad of invaluable contributions of the renowned philanthropist, especially as regards women and youths empowerment, as well as the promotion of the Islamic religion.

Aminu described the the awardee as ”God fearing , upright and generous whose mission is to help the less-privileged and empower the youths of Nigeria.”

Similarly, the AYFL President, Abdulmalik Zakari explained that the association identify people who were doing exceptionally in terms of community development and nation-building.

According to hum, such a trait found in Ridwan is too scarce in the contemporary Nigeria, saying, ”So, he should be duly recognised and honoured.”

Zakari added that the award and the title would serve as a motivation to encourage the awardee to do more and for others to emulate him.

In his remark, an Islamic cleric, Prof. Mansur Yalwa advised the awardee to continue doing good for the sake of God and not for praises and awards.

He commended the organisers for recognizing people like Ridwan who have contributed to both Islamic and western education, saying such uncommon gestures would motivate others to do more.

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