Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero won the Peace and Stability Award at the First Political Excellence Award 2014, organized by the City People Magazine in Lagos yesterday.
The award according to the organizer aimed at ‘Celebrating the Very Best in Politics’ and is granted to people that have distinguished themselves in making a difference in the various categories.
Governor Yero was nominated by the selection committee for his uncommon commitment to building lasting peace and stability in Kaduna State and indeed between the diverse groups of people from all over Nigeria resident in the State.
Speaking at the event, Governor Yero represented by his Director General Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki reiterated his commitment to ensuring peaceful coexistence amongst all the diverse citizens of the State.
The Governor thanked the City People Magazine for the recognition saying, “This gesture will further ginger us to put in our best in bridging the divide among our people, not only in Kaduna State but the entire country.”
He said for Nigeria to witness any meaningful development, “it is time for all of us to begin to see ourselves as one. Let’s de-emphasize our difference and work together as one people in building our great country. Nigeria is destined to be great, but we as the people must work together to make it happen and the time is now.
Also speaking on the award, publisher of the City People Magazine, Seye Kehinde said the selection committee for the awards “did a thorough research that lasted weeks and came up with names of individuals, public office holders as well as key public agencies considered for the honour.”
In all, the Magazine honored 43 recipients including, State Governors, First Ladies, Senators, Members of House of Representatives, State Assembly Members and Heads of Federal Agencies.