By Musa Adamu
Arewa Student Forum (ASF) has bestowed on the Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), “2018 ICON of Community Development Award.”.
Presenting the Award to the Executive Director on behalf of the Forum, a delegation led by Comrade Abdullahi Muhammad Saleh, Treasurer, ASF, said the award was in recognition of his “immense contribution towards societal development, human upliftment, youth development and service to the nation.”
According to Comrade Saleh, the recipient was nominated after a thorough deliberation and scrutiny at a recent meeting held by the Forum in Jigawa state, where his outstanding leadership qualities in the service to humanity was highly acknowledged and commended, stating that the Forum had no hesitation to bestow on him the 2018 ICON of Community Development Award.
He said: “We acknowledge your principle, infallible moral background and community driven development.We are not unaware that your strategic goals and ideas have helped in providing holistic recommendations in addressing challenges in both public and private sectors.”
In his acceptance remarks, the Executive Director commended the Forum on its continued effort in advancing courses towards the development of the country, especially in the areas of education, child rights and community development, adding that the award was a collective effort of the Board, Advisory Council, Management and Staff of CISLAC.
He charged the Forum to discourage dreadful activities like cultism, child abuse, examination malpractices and ethno-religious dominance as divisive manipulating tools leveraged by unscrupulous elements in perpetrating crimes with resultant social vices and political instability.
In a vote confidence over the pre-requisite that led to the selection of the Executive Director for the award, Barr. Adesina Oke, Member of the Board of CISLAC, added that the award was indeed well-deserved as the recipient’s contribution towards nation’s development is evident across social sector.
He further advised the Forum on sustained spirit of patriotism and sincerity in advancing pro-poor courses for the nation’s socio-economic and political prosperity.