By Hannah Nathan, Warri
Governor Mai Mala Buni received the Inclusive Governance Award from the Yobe State Council of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in recognition of his administration’s equity toward all racial, cultural, and religious groups.
During a Christmas celebration held at the Government House in Damaturu on Tuesday, Gov. Buni received the award from Yobe State CAN chairman Bishop Yohanna Audu and association leaders.
“You won this prestigious award because of your style of leadership that carries everybody along, irrespective of tribe, region, or religion,” Audu said.
The group applauded Governor Buni for including members of many ethnic and religious backgrounds in his government.
It also praised the governor for his dedication to fostering a state where people of different religious beliefs live in harmony with one another out of love and trust.
According to the association, during the National Quranic Recitation Competition held by Muslims, it arranged a unification carol including performers from six states in the Northeast before Christmas.
“This is a clear demonstration of the peace, trust, and tolerance we have in the state under your able leadership,” the association informed Buni.
It also praised the Yobe State Government for giving bulls at festivals, helping the least fortunate, giving scholarships to international students, and assigning pilgrimage spaces to its members.
In response, Buni promised the organization that everyone would have greater possibilities, regardless of their cultural background, religion, or ethnicity.