By Peter Uzoho
Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Saâ€™ad Abubakar III, has commended the wife of Sokoto State Governor, Hajiya Maryam Mairo Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, for being listed as an awardee at the prestigious Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards.
In a statement made available to THISDAY, the revered Sultan said that â€œThis Goodwill Awards proves that the credibility of Sokoto State is in the right handsâ€ even as he also commended the First Lady for embarking on several projects to touch lives of the needy in the state.
He also pleaded for greater understanding and patience of Sokoto State indigenes in the face of biting economic hardship in the country.
The Nigeria Goodwill Ambassador Awards was birthed to celebrate, recognise and honour sincere humanitarian service providers along with philanthropists including extraordinary achievers. Â is here again.
The fifth edition of Awards has the theme â€˜Green-White-Greenâ€™.
Project Director, NGAA, Ambassador Chris Odey explained that the awards which cuts across over 30 categories, were given to selected nominees for their contributions to peace building and development in Nigeria, especially in recent times.