Zulum Bags Champion Newspaper Visionary Leader Award 2023-Photos


Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, was honoured on Saturday with the Visionary Leader/Pillar of Democracy Award for the year 2023 by Champion Newspaper for his outstanding contributions to the development and progress of his state.


The award ceremony, held at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, is an annual high-stake platform designed to celebrate outstanding Nigerians, institutions and companies for their excellent and profound contributions to Nigeria’s social and economic development.


Presenting the award, the chairman of the occasion, who is also the Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd), described it as a worthy recognition.


He said, “ Borno has been faced with so many issues that are compounding for any governor, but I am happy to observe that Governor Umara Zulum is doing very well. So this award is well-deserved.”

Zulum, who was represented by Borno Deputy Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur, said, “On behalf of my governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, I appreciate the management of Champion Newspaper for recognising our effort in the development of Borno State.”

The governor added, “this award is a challenge to do more for the people of Borno State.”

Other prominent Nigerians and corporate organisations, including the governors of Akwa Ibom, Umo Bassey Eno, Enugu, Dr Peter Mbah, and that of Anambra, Prof. Charles Soludo.


Also awarded were the GCEO NNPCL, Mele Kyari, Rear Admiral Kasimu Musa, Dr Abije Dabiri, Fidelity Bank Plc, and First Bank Plc, among others.

Kadafur was accompanied by the member representing Konduga at the State Assembly, Bukar Modu, SSA on Media to Governor Zulum, Baba Shielh Haruna and that of New Media, Abdurrahman Ahmed Bundi, and other senior government officials.