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June 10, 2024

Northern Forum writes Minister, demands National Honours for Musa

Northern Forum writes Minister, demands National Honours for Musa

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo

The Concerned Northern Forum, a pressure group, has urged the National Honours Committee to consider Dr Emmanuel Musa, Founder and President of Emnanu Foundation, for national honours in recognition of his exceptional humanitarian services to vulnerable and less privileged people in his home state of Adamawa, the northern region and Nigeria at large.

The forum in a letter of recommendation jointly signed by its chairman, Aliu Sani Mohammed and its spokesman, comrade Abdulsalam Moh’d Kazeem, addressed to the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs and copied the President and Secretary to the Federation, explained that the nominee has over time exhibited an uncommon commitment to human and material development of the region and the country in general.

A copy of the letter dated 6th June 2024 reads in parts: “We write as a Coalition of over 73 civil society organisations with over 4 million members to recommend Dr Emmanuel Musa, Founder and President of Emnanu Foundation, for national honours in recognition of his exceptional humanitarian services to vulnerable and less privileged people in his home state of Adamawa, the northern region and Nigeria at large and aside that we sighted another document of endorsement by the leadership over 45 various credible and reputable organisations from the region who are in support of the said national honour to Dr Emmanuel.

“Through his charity project, Emnanu Foundation, Dr Musa has touched the lives of millions of Nigerians from the North East geopolitical zone who have been affected by Boko Haram insurgency by providing them with shelter, food and financial aid to enable them to pick up their livelihoods and thrive. He has also been active in supporting camps for internally displaced persons all over the region and elsewhere.

“His swift response to the victims of a devastating windstorm in Pella, Hong Local Government Area where building materials, beddings, clothing and food supplies were made available to more than 500 victims who were affected deserves special recognition and honour.

“As a man who is highly educated, Dr. Emmanuel Musa has shown great commitment to the education of indigent students all over the country. He had recently donated over ₦200 million to 200,000 Pupils under the Adamawa Pupils Welfare Scheme. This is an unprecedented gesture and the hallmark of generosity and philanthropy worthy of national honours and recognition.

“By using his resources to better the lives of people around him, it is our firm conviction that you’ll find this young man, who at the tender age of 34 years has already impacted his community positively and is still touching more lives in several other ways.

“We, therefore, present Dr. Emmanuel Musa as the recipient of this year’s “Most Outstanding and Distinguished Humanitarian of the Year” award”.