February 04, (THEWILL) – The publisher of Muriya Arewa, a northern sensational magazine, Malam Kabiru Assada, was among other personalities recognised by a Kano-based news outlet, HotPen Magazine, at its 10th anniversary.
Assada was recognised for his outstanding contributions to the development of newsprints in the country while the Minister of State for Defense, Dr. Bello Matawalle, was awarded the Personality of the Year for his exemplary service, visionary leadership, and tireless efforts in upholding the security and defence interests of Nigeria.
The Management team, in a citation at the event held in Kano State, described Assada as a familiar name in the journalistic circles long revered for his commitment to truth and unwavering dedication to journalism.
As the anticipation in the room reached its zenith, Assada’s nomination for the Recognition Award became a focal point, a testament to his impactful contributions to the world of journalism.
The Recognition Award, a symbol of acknowledgement for Assada’s exceptional journalistic endeavours, was met with resounding applause as it was unveiled.
The Management further pointed out that Assada stood as a beacon for aspiring journalists, a testament to the power of words and the impact of storytelling on the ever-evolving narrative of Nigeria.
In his acceptance speech, Assada expressed appreciation for the recognition and highlighted the power of journalism in shaping narratives and fostering informed discourse within the community.
He dedicated the award to the pursuit of truth and the countless individuals who entrusted him with their stories.
He noted that the organisation’s recognition event is a reflection of not only his achievements but also a celebration of the broader impact of journalism on society.
In the wake of the award, the recipient also shared his aspirations for the future of journalism, especially in Northern Nigeria.
He spoke passionately about the need for continued investigative reporting, storytelling that reflects Northern Nigeria’s diverse perspectives, and the crucial role journalists play in fostering accountability and positive societal change.
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