Sardaunan Jimeta Honoured For Philanthropic Activities

By Tom Garba, Yola

The Philantropist and Sardaunan Jimeta in Adamawa state, Alhaji Haladu Mohammed, have been honoured by Arewa Youth Consultative Council for his service to humanity.

Mohammed was presented with award of excellence as Icon of Societal Change and Garkuwan Matasan Arewa in recognition of his valuable contribution to youth empowerment, grassroots development and selfless service to humanity.

The Arewa Youth Consultative Council which is a non political association aimed at societal reorientation whose main objective is not just to extol but to instil and promote the virtues of the legacies laid down by Sardaunan Sokoto Sir Ahmadu Bello.

Presenting the award in a ceremony yesterday in Yola, the President of the council, Comrade Bole Ochai, said Mohammed has proven himself as a philanthropist whose contribution to the masses has been outstanding.

Ochai who was represented by his deputy, Mr Jude Mamman, said Mohammed has distinguished himself as a youth who subscribe to the ideals of Sir Ahmadu Bello hence his conferment of the tittle of Sardaunan Jimeta by his people.

Ochai said the association activities include creating youth awareness on the need for mutual coexistence and harmonious relationship through peace summit saw the need to identify people like Mohammed for recognition of their contribution to humanity.

“It is the level of a personality’s engagement in the community service as a corporate social responsibility that qualifies one to be recognised by the association for an award. Our conscience is certainly not for sale.

“He has distributed two trucks of rice to the poor who could not afford square meal during the hard time when workers’ salaries were, for the most part, not paid. He has taken to sponsoring the education of the indigent students.

“He has donated vehicles and tricycles to the poor to be able to carter for the needs of their family in addition to him being a man of truth and justice." Ochai said.

Responding, Haladu Mohammed thanked the association for the honour and promised to do more in service to humanity.

Represented by his consultant on media and public affairs, Comrade Adamu Dodo, Mohammed said the gesture would further ginger him to do more.

He urged other rich members of the society to extend their generosity to the underprivileged in the society particularly at this critical period of high cost of essential commodities.