The Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) honours some prominent Nigerians who serve the country and assist in its growth and development of the nation.
The honour came during an opening ceremony of the First International Conference, 2021, organized by the university’s Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities.
Attended by many personalities from within and outside the country, the event was lauded by several people, especially the organizers’ resolve to recognize the philanthropic gesture of some outstanding Nigerians.
Those honoured included the current Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa, Sheikh Yakubu Musa (Sautus Sunnah), Alhaji Sani Muhammad Lawan (Sani Samfo), Alhaji Auwalu Rano (A.A. Rano), Alhaji Dahiru Mangal, Alhaji Murtala Garba Tafida (MGT) and Alhaji Aliyu Sa’idu Bebeji (Aliko Oil).
The awardees have contributed immensely in their various roles, positions, and capacities towards uplifting youth, poverty alleviation, and other forms of community services—all share one thing in common: helping the poor. The philanthropists among them donate their wealth freely for the welfare of the public.
The MC read citations of the awardees as the participants registered their amazement at the humility, dedication and love for the country engraved in the hearts of the award recipients. They build mosques, boreholes; sponsor thousands of students to study in Nigeria and abroad, among many other humanitarian aids.
The university gave different titles of honors to these VIPs. The titles include “ambassador of peace”, “star of the youth”, “father of orphans”, “flag of religion”, among many others.