About a week after receiving a doctorate award in far away Benin Republic, Dr Stephen Maduwa has again added another feather to his cap with the National award for philanthropy by the Civil Society Coalition on Basic Education and Good Governance.
The coalition comprises of 83 civil society groups in Adamawa state.
They all converged on Wetland Park and Garden in Yola on Thursday to recognise individuals who have left indelible marks in the sands of time by rendering humanitarian and philanthropic services to people as well as promote good governance and basic education in the state.
Adamawa state chairman of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, Dr. Stephen Maduwa, the state commissioner for Local government and chieftaincy affairs, Muhammed Umar and former commissioner for education Salamatu Bala were all recognised by the coalition.
Dr Maduwa who spoke to newsmen shortly after receiving the award described it as a challenge on him to do more.
” I feel so happy, fulfilled and on top of the world that the little I do for people is being recognised and appreciated.
I see this as a challenge to do more and I’m definitely going to more and touch as many lives as I can positively.
” I’m calling on meaningful citizens of Adamawa to imbibe the culture of lensing a helping hands to those in need for the sake of humanity,” he said.
The state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs who spoke on behalf of the award recipients appreciate the organisers for recognising their separate humanitarian efforts in their various fields of endeavour.