Blueprint publisher bags Rotary Club of Kaduna award 

The Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers and We FM Abuja owner, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi (Kaakaki Nupe), has bagged an award of excellence from Rotary Club of Kaduna in appreciation of his various supports for the club. 

The award took place in Kaduna as part of Fund Raising Dinner and Awards Night organised by the Rotary Club of Kaduna to fete supporters of the Club and raise fund for it’s humanitarian activities and supports for the less privileged in the society. 

According to the Club, Alhaji Malagi was given the award “for the great donations we have received from this great personality, to say thank you and to ask for more support from him”.

Addressing the gathering in Kaduna, President of Rotary Club of Kaduna, Rotarian Esther Gaya, said the “purpose is for us to raise fund to support the idea of Rotary Club to support the less privileged and humanitarian activities. Rotary Club raise funds to support the needy in the society. Then there would be award and dinner”. 

The Guest Speaker at the event, Mr Ibrahim Maina Chiwar, lauded Rotary Clubs for their humanitarian and charity works, noting that it’s good to give as givers never lack.

“Giving back to the society is very good, but we need to give well, to give what the person needs. You don’t have to give money alone, you can give in so many ways,” he said.

Other personalities who received award from Rotary Club of Kaduna for their support for Rotary Club are Mr Samuel Dania, Dr. Dauda Milgwe, Engr. Clement Obomighie and Gen. Mahmud Abdullahi Yerima (retd), who was chairman of the occasion and who was also appointed as an honorary member of Rotary Club of Kaduna. 

Gen. Yerima in his remarks, said he first came in contact with Rotary Club in 1989, when as a captain serving in Makurdi, Benue state, a lady pasted a Rotary Club sticker on his car. 

“The sticker was showing the four-way test, I read the inscriptions because they were very interesting and the four items were touchy. 

“I appreciate Rotary Club, I appreciate what you do because to help the less privileged is something good, it’s good for the society. I assure you of doing my best, to take active part in your activities when I can and when I cannot, I would support from the rear,” he said.

The Rotary Club of Kaduna was established in 1969 as the second club in the North and fifth in Nigeria. 

The Club has touched so many lives and carried out many humanitarian and charity activities in Kaduna, including building a bridge between Nasarawa and Kakuri worth N19 million.

The Club also donated incubators worth N15 million to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital. 

It later did same to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Yusuf Dantsoho Hospital.