A Platinum Leadership Award named after the first Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna was conferred on the Vice Chancellor of Al-Qalam University Katsina, Professor Shehu Garki Ado.
This is contained in the press release sighed by Akilu A. Atiku, the university’s Head Public Affairs Unit and gotten by KATSINA POST.
Northern Youth Council which is an umbrella of all youth organizations in the 19 Northern States and the FCT honoured the Vice Chancellor with the award at a colorful ceremony which took place on Thursday 20th July, 2017 in Katsina.
The Youth Council also rated the University as the most disciplined and upright University in 2016.
Presenting the leadership award to the Vice Chancellor, the President of the Northern Youth Council Comrade Isah Abubakar extolled the leadership style of the Vice Chancellor which he observed was anchored on transparency and judicious utilization of scarce resources available to the university.
‘We honour you because you are not just a mentor, father and role model, but a personality with integrity and as someone who has given so many years of exceptional leadership to our educational system in particular’.
In his brief remarks after receiving the award, Professor Shehu Garki Ado showed his appreciation to the Youth Council describing his nomination for the award as a big surprise to him.
The Vice Chancellor also spoke about his continuous commitment to lift Al-Qalam University to the next level being the first Islamic University in Nigeria.