Traditional rulers and opinion leaders of Danbatta Local Government Area, Kano State have honoured the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta for his role in community development and enhancement of security and other worthy initiatives toward the nation’s growth.
In his speech on the occasion organised by Danbatta (Community) Charity Foundation (DCF) in conjunction with four other organisations, including Zauren Tuntuba, a non-for-profit organisation; Danbatta Academic Forum (DAF) and Danbatta Reporters and Duniya Ba Hutu, in Danbatta community, Kano at the weekend, the Sarkin Bai of Bichi Emirate and district head of Danbatta, Alhaji Isiyaku Wada Waziri, commended the NCC boss for his numerous contributions to societal development.
“One of the most important things anybody can give to Nigerians at present is security because without security, no business will prosper and people will not live-in peace. That is why, among all the efforts that Prof Danbatta has made to support the community, his support in the area of security is valued the highest,” he said.
He emphasised that the local community had witnessed improvement in its security efforts following personal security support received from the NCC boss.
“Danbatta has been at the forefront of supporting the community in the area of security by sponsoring vigilante groups and financing all aspects of security planning in the local government area and these efforts have continually yielded positive results,” he added.
Acknowledging the critical role which the Danbatta-led NCC is playing in leveraging the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), through the emergency communication centres (ECCs) which NCC is implementing across the country, in enhancing security of lives and property in the country, the traditional ruler urged Danbatta not to relent in his philanthropic gesture of helping the community and the nation.
One of the leaders of the community and chairman of DCF, Alhaji Nasiru Danguda also spoke glowingly of Danbatta, reeling out his various initiatives towards the overall development of the community.
In his response, Danbatta thanked the foundation, its partners as well as the community leaders for recognizing his modest contributions to the development of Danbatta and neighbouring communities, saying the gesture would encourage him to do more for the community.
The event also witnessed the graduation of 10 female students from Muslim Community College of Health Sciences and Technology, Funtua and another 20 empowered females in vocational training focused on tailoring and fashion, all of whom were sponsored by Danbatta.
The highpoint of the occasion was the provision of sewing machines and other fashion designing tools to the two sets of graduands.