By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
All along, Hayin Banki, the immediate community in Kano, Kaduna has continued to witness steady jubilation months after a renowned journalist known for his philanthropy indicated interest to vie for the position of House of Representatives in 2019.
His name is Alhaji Hassan M. Ibrahim, a traditional title holder known as ‘Sardauna Hayin Banki’, who is also a journalist.
Hassan was lobbied by a large number of responsible Nigerians including title holders, in and outside his domain, to join the race to the National Assembly owning to his indiscriminate philanthropic life style.
A veteran journalist, popularly known and addressed as Sardauna Hayin Banki, Hassan, who has already put in over 25 years in the practice of his God gifted journalism profession from a number of viable media organizations most especially, Nigerian Tribune, Vanguard, Today newspapers, Millennium Weekly, Hotline Magazine, among others, will soon hit the ground running.
Beginning from the day he accepted, the young energetic and hardworking journalist now with Sahel Standard, has been receiving goodwill and support from big time politicians cutting across different political parties in Kaduna and environs.
A die-hard sympathizer of humanity, independent findings revealed that while in active practice, his residence was more like a home for everyone within the community, call it all comers.
Indeed, anyone that comes, hardly returns back home empty, in terms of extending hands of fellowship to the needy.
So much that, Hassan has been nick named as ‘ATM’.
On daily basis, his residence is being visited and paid homage, and consistently became a Mecca of sort where neighbours come and spend hours waiting for him to return home from office to grace their hands.
Already, party leaders who are familiar with him have reportedly hobnobbed to fish him out to run on the platform of their political parties in 2019.
On it’s part, the Nigerian Union of journalists, (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, where Hassan has served as Chairman at the Council and chapel levels, members and colleagues are jostling and hustling to accord him the necessary support to excel.
In fact, individually, members have made vows to contribute resources to support him including purchasing contestant form for him when the election time comes, as well as appealing to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he is tipped to contest under to give him the ticket.
For many, it’s a pay back time.