By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has emerged as 2019 Governor of the year for restoring and sustaining peace in his state.
Governor Matawalle was presented with the prestigious award at The Kwararrafa Reporters Annual Award held at NBC Century House Abuja on Sunday.
The Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Zamfara Governor, Ibrahim Bello Zauma said the Media Organization honored the governor in recognition of his exceptional leadership and commitment in curtailing the incidence of kidnappings, banditry and other forms of violence in Zamfara State.
The award was presented to the governor ably represented by His Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Alhaji Zailani Bappa.
Addressing the gathering during the award night , Governor Bello Matawalle recounted how he met the state at the assumption of duty in a very chaotic condition but with the involvement of security stakeholders in series of meetings, the path to peace has been paved and the first dose of peace and serenity has been tasted for the first time in more than seven years. Despite the few hiccups here and there, relative peace has been sustained.