The Photo Journalists Association of Nigeria PJAN, Abuja Chapter on Thursday honoured the Director General (Press Affairs) Government House, Gombe, Ismaila Uba Misilli with the Icon of Humility Award.
The Award ceremony took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in the nation’s capital Abuja during PJAN’s photo exhibition with the theme “The Pandemic, the Governance and the Image”.
Presenting the award, the Chairman of the Photo Journalists Association of Nigeria PJAN, Abayomi Fayese of the Nation Newspaper, said the ‘Icon of Humility’ Award presented to the quintessential Ismaila Uba Misilli was in recognition of his hardwork, competence, integrity and the mutual respect he always has for colleagues in the pen profession.
He said the association has been following activities of the Gombe DG Press as they effect image making service delivery and is satisfied with the dynamism and dexterity employed by Mr. Misilli in promoting the activities of his principal and the State as a whole.
” This award is in recognition of your humbleness and hard work in raising the bar of excellence in media relations in Gombe State “, he explained.
Responding to the honour done to him, the Director General Press Affairs to the Gombe State Governor, Ismaila Uba Misilli thanked PJAN for recognizing his modest efforts, describing it as a motivation to do more.
He said the honour was not done to him alone but to the government and entire people of Gombe State.
He therefore promised to redouble his efforts towards promoting and projecting the life changing developmental activities of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in Gombe State.
Also honoured along with Misilli were: Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senator Dino Melaye, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe and the Kano State Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba.
Others are the Managing Editor of The Nation Newspaper, Northern operations, Yusuf Alli and the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abuja Chapter, Emmanuel Ogbeche among other notable figures.
On hand to show solidarity with the Director General Press Affairs, were the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Protocol Yakubu Sarki and the Special Assistant on New Media, Abdul No Shaking.