By Yunusa Abdullahi
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has backed an Award of Africa's most outstanding Governor for his outstanding performance and service delivery in the state. The All African Students Union (AASU) with its headquarters in Accra ,Ghana conferred KWAME NKRUMAH Leadership Award for 2016 on Governor Bindow at the council chambers of the Government House here in Yola.
While presenting the Award to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla, the leader of the All African Students Union Comrade Herman Kounedyi from Cote D'I Voire who was assisted by the Secretary General of the Union Comrade Idowu O. Israel said they were optimistic by their findings that Governor Jibrilla had provided over Sixty (60) road networks with street lights within the state capital as well as Mubi metropolist.
Comrade Herman Kounedyi explained that the union believe in good governance which is the major concern to all African Students Union pointing out that the Award is to ginger the Governor to redouble his efforts towards the provision of Dividends of Democracy to the electorates of Adamawa state, and called on other state Governors in Nigeria to emulate Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla's developmental efforts.
While receiving the Award,Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla said he was not surprise with the Award because he was elected to serve the people of Adamawa state "I am the Governor of the people and I must do what God mandated me to do to my people, and with the meager resources, I have no reason to complain, we just have to perform our duties as promised to the electorates ", he added. The Governor however pledged his support to the union and expressed gratitude for honouring him as the Best performing Governor in Africa.
Also in his remarks ,the Chief of Staff Government House Yola Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta said "this is the Best Award Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has received that is not based on primordial sentiment so far". He assured members of the Union that the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla will continue to deliver democracy dividends to the people of Adamawa state.