The Association of People with Special Needs (APSN) on Sunday, turbaned the former Deputy Governor of Kano state, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, as ‘Gatan Nakasassu’.
The group, whose membership was drawn from the 44 Local Government areas of the state, said the title, translated as “champion of the less privileged” was given to him for his selfless service to humanity.
The ceremony took place when the association also declared its support for Atiku/Okowa 2023, in the presence of important dignitaries and party chieftains of the state.
According to the Chairman of the association, Ado Ibrahim Mai Koriya, the exemplary leadership style of the politician and university don as well as his humanitarian service in the state made qualify for the title.
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Mai Koriya, also pledged total support for the Atiku/Okowa candidacy, saying the former Vice President is the best man for the job who would bring the desired change the country is yearning for at the moment.
He called on the people of Kano state to give the PDP candidate their maximum support to enable him win the election so as to deliver the country from what he described as its present economic tragedies and security challenges.
Responding, Professor Abubakar lauded the group for the title conferment while stressing his commitment to uplifting their standard of living through empowerment and job creation.
According to him, empowering people with disability is a responsibility, which should be taken seriously by any leader who values his people.
Professor Abubakar, while charging the youths to imbibe the spirit of statesmanship during the election, also cautioned them against indulging in election misconducts in order to have a free and fair election.
Similarly, the Director Youths, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar Support Group for Atiku/Okowa 2023, Jamil Salman, described the former Deputy Governor as a philanthropist, who dedicated all his life to helping people to achieve their dreams.
He said Prof. Hafiz would continue to be celebrated for his outstanding leadership skills and passion for human development.