The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has congratulated Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the executive governor of Borno State on his emergence as the recipient of the 2019 Nigeria Muslim Personality of the Year.
The award was initiated by Rawshield PR Media, the Publishers of Muslim News, Nigeria’s most authoritative Islamic newspaper.
Recall that Professor Zulum was declared winner of the most coveted award on Friday by the medium through a press statement issued by its Editor-in-chief, Rasheed Abubakar.
The news was reported in a number of Nigerian media outfits like Daily Trust, Vanguard, Guardian, among others.
In a message issued by Dr Pantami and made available to Muslim News on Sunday, the former NITDA boss congratulated Professor Zulum and prayed that his recognition benefits humanity.
“Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatul Laahi wa Barakaatuh!
Congratulations to my friend, the winner, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, the Governor of Borno State.
May the Almighty make it beneficial to humanity.
Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami,” it read.
Meanwhile, Dr Pantami was himself the first runner-up to Prof Zulum in the Top 5 Nigerian Muslim Personalities of the Year 2019.
Other finalists include Prof. Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Prof Ishaq Lakin Akintola and Prof Fatima Batul Mukhtar.
The Nigerian Muslim Personalities of the Year is an annual award established to honour and celebrate outstanding Muslim achievers during the year for changing the narratives and flying the flag of Islam in their various professions.
It debuted last year and has been a prestigious award among Nigerian Muslims.
Muslim News, a publication of Rawshield PR Media, is a mouthpiece for underreported Muslim achievers and events in Nigeria and across the world, which are never given prominence in the mainstream media.
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To give special media attention and coverage to important people and events in the life of Muslims that do not gain mainstream media attention, and to change the media narrative of blaming Islam and Muslims for offences committed in its lofty name.
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We shall be fair to all persons, irrespective of their religions and ideologies, as long as that promotes the image of Islam and unites the Muslims. We shall also uphold the ethical standards of journalism.