The Economic Community of West African States Youth Parliament has conferred the prestigious Pan African Gold Award on the Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Engr. Garba Haruna for his youth empowerment initiative in the areas of scholarship and job creation for the youth.
Speaking during the investiture of the MD in Kaduna last week, the Deputy Speaker of ECOWAS Youth Parliament, Ambassador Olasukanmi Kolawole said they were not only in Kaduna to present the Pan African Gold Award to him, but also to motivate and encourage him to continue doing the good work.
He announced that the ECOWAS Youth Parliament is proud to be associated with Engr. Garba Haruna because he is “a role model, a pillar of support, pathfinder, an epitome of good leadership, and an icon of hope not only to Kebbi State but to Nigeria and West African youth at large”.
Ambassador Olasukanmi expressed optimism that the Award will further motivate the Managing Director/CEO of Kaduna Electric, Engr. Garba Haruna to put in more effort in everything he is doing. “Giving you this award does not mean you are the best, but it means you are putting in your best in everything you are doing”, he added.
Responding, The Award recipient, Engr. Garba Haruna thanked the Ecowas Youth Parliament for the honour bestowed on him. He said he “felt humbled by some of the qualities attributed to him and promised to work harder for the betterment of society and humanity in general”.
The Deputy speaker of the Parliament, Ambassador Olasukanmi Kolawole and was accompanied by some members of parliament from Togo, Ivory Coast and Mali.