In a significant recognition of his exceptional dedication to fostering a positive relationship with the media, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has been nominated for the prestigious “Media-Friendly Governor 2023” award by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). The nomination comes as a resounding acknowledgment of Governor Mohammed’s outstanding achievements in urban and rural infrastructure development, unwavering support for the media, and his commitment to transparent governance.
The announcement was made through a press release issued by Mr. Mukhtar Gidado, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Governor. The release, made available to journalists on Tuesday, highlighted Governor Mohammed’s remarkable contributions to the state’s development and his positive engagement with the media.
“It is on record that under Governor Bala Mohammed’s visionary leadership, Bauchi State has witnessed a remarkable transformation in its infrastructure landscape. The administration’s unwavering dedication to improving roads, schools, hospitals and other critical amenities has significantly enhanced the quality of life for the people of Bauchi.”
“the governor’s strategic approach to development has not only modernised the state but has also set a benchmark for sustainable progress.
Governor Bala Mohammed’s open-door policy and genuine commitment to transparency, According to the release, “have been pivotal in fostering a robust relationship with the media. Recognizing the media’s role as a bridge between the government and the public, the governor has actively engaged with journalists, providing them with the necessary access and information to keep the public well-informed. This award recognizes his understanding of the vital role media plays in a thriving democracy.
“Beyond infrastructure, Governor Mohammed’s administration has implemented impactful policies that have contributed to the socio-economic development of Bauchi State. Initiatives aimed at poverty alleviation, education enhancement, and healthcare improvements have been prioritised, showcasing the governor’s holistic approach to governance.
“The Nigeria Union of Journalists, in conferring this prestigious award, also acknowledges Governor Bala Mohammed’s unwavering commitment and support to the media organizations and individual journalists too numerous to mention . It is in the light of these commendable achievements that the Nigeria Union of Journalists proudly nominated him “Media-Friendly Governor 2023.” The recognition is to serve as an inspiration for other leaders to prioritise media collaboration, transparency, and sustainable development for the greater good of their constituents.
“Governor Bala Mohammed’s dedication to progress, coupled with his amicable relationship with the media, positioned him as a beacon of exemplary leadership in Nigeria.
He is also expected to be the key note Speaker at the historic event which is scheduled to hold on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, by 4 p.m. prompt.”