The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has received an award of merit in humanitarian work from the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano state.
The award was presented by the Faculty of Humanities at their 2nd International Conference themed “Nigeria in the 21st Century: Culture, State and Society.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Muktar Kurawa said the award was in recognition of her meritorious contributions to humanitarian services and commitment to the advancement of the cause of the less privileged.
“The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has been in the forefront of humanitarian services in this country, including resettling people in distress due to insecurity, Internally Displaced Persons, the vulnerable as well as other Persons Of Concern. We appreciate her contributions and attention to the less privileged in the society”.He said.
In her response, Hajiya Sadiya thanked the Governing Council of the University for finding her worthy of an award.
The Minister expressed gratitude adding that the award will nudge her to further serve humanity through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
“I am honoured and humbled to be here today, alongside other eminent and deserving personalities, to be conferred with a prestigious award by the Faculty of Humanities and the Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
“It also gives me the opportunity to thank everyone that has worked steadfastly to create an enabling environment for us to support Persons of Concerns.
Other awardees include the wife of the Kano state Governor Professor Hafsah Ganduje, Senator, Adamawa Central Senatorial District Aisha Binani, former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Professor Shehu Galadanci.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, editing by Daniel Adejo.