Former Vice President and Presidential aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and ministers of Information and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr Lai Mohammed and Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello respectively, alongside other notable Nigerians are set to be recognized by the Abuja Newspaper Vendors.
A statement by the chairman, Comrade Etim Iwara, stated that those nominated for the awards include said the idea to recognise some notable Nigerians and organisations was to appreciate them for their contributions towards national and youth developments. The award is the climax of the association’s annual week-long ‘Vendors Press Week’ with the theme “Nigeria’s Democracy and Todays Media Practice’
He noted that the event which is scheduled to hold July 26 at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Garki Abuja will award nominees including some governors, distinguished senators, some Members of House of Representatives, Hon ministers of FCT and Information, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and some Director generals.
Others he said, include AEPB, FRSC Corps Marshall, Hon Chairmen of AMAC and Gwagwalada among others
According to him “Newspapers Vendors Association of Nigeria, Abuja is set to recognise individuals and organisations that have made great impacts in the country.”
He said the awardees are carefully selected by a team of seasoned journalists and heads of non-governmental organisations, those who have been keeping a tab on people’s contributions to national and human development.
Comrade Etim said ” as vendors whose place of work is in the streets, we also know privileged Nigerians who care for the less privileged in our society by the way, they relate with us.
“The award is intended to recognize, appreciate and to encourage them to keep doing what they are doing” he said.
Comrade Etim said the association was the registered saddled with the responsibility of newspaper vending in the streets of Abuja.
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