The Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), has bagged the Arewa Student Forum’s (ASF’s) “2018 ICON of Community Development Award”.
Presenting the Award to the awardee, the Treasurer of the group, Comrade Abdullahi Muhammad Saleh, said the award was in recognition of his “immense contribution towards societal development, human upliftment, youth development and service to the nation”.
Saleh, who led a delegation of the Forum to present the award, pointed out that 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 were highly acknowledged and commended.
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 CISLAC boss commended the Forum on its continued efforts in advancing causes towards the development of the country, especially in the areas of education, child rights and community development, adding that the award is 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 of 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, noted that the award was indeed well-deserved as the recipient’s contribution towards nation building is evident across the social sector.
He further advised the Forum on sustained spirit of patriotism and sincerity in advancing pro-poor causes for the nation’s socio-economic and political prosperity.