Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has won the “prestigious award for courageous and determined leadership in difficult times” from the Church of Nigeria, the Anglican Communion.
During the presentation of the award, no less than 600 clergy, including 20 archbishops, 144 bishops and hundreds of reverends, converged in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where the governor was honored.
The Nigerian Head of the Anglican Church and Metropolitan Archbishop and Primate of All Nigeria, The Very Reverend Dr. Henry Ndukuba, presented the award to Borno State Service Chief, Barrister Simon Malgwi, who represented Zulum during the event held at St Andrews Anglican Church at Rumuobiokani in Port Harcourt.
Zulum’s award was one of the main events of the biannual meeting of his “Standing Committee” of the Anglican Communion, which is usually attended by bishops and delegates from the Church of Nigeria’s 165 dioceses, representing clergy, the laity and women’s ministry of the Anglican Communion. church.
On the reason for the honour, Primate Ndukuba said the Governor of Borno State had distinguished himself in less than three years at the helm.
He said, “This prize replaces religion. We are tired of leaders who are not accountable and that is why we, the Anglican Communion of the Church in Nigeria, have seen fit to honor those who have proven themselves worthy to serve their people: our intentions are to before the selfless service of the rulers. in such a difficult time and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State stands out.
Primate Ndukuba added: “Professor Babagana Zulum is a true leader, worthy of emulation and we are proud to have him among the leaders of the country. He was attacked several times in the line of duty, but he continued to show zeal and passion to bring hope to the state which suffered from a 12-year insurgency. We pray to God to continue to guide, protect, bless and uplift Professor Babagana Zulum now and always.
While responding, Zulum thanked the Anglican Communion for the award, which he said was pleasantly surprised.
He said: ‘I have received several awards but this one is very special because it is from the clergy and it has come from one church to another which is not Christian and your decision says a lot about the objectivity and sincerity of the purpose of the award. I cherish and appreciate this award very much.
The Chief of Service led the Borno delegation which included the State Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Nuhu Clark, the Special Adviser on Community Relations, Mr. Kester Ogualili, and the Principal Special Assistant on youth and job creation, Mr. Christopher Akaba.
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