Kano State Government has offered a 60-year-old volunteer traffic warden, Umar Haladu Sumaila immediate employment as a way to encourage service to humanity.
The Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nasir yusif Gawuna announced this while presenting an award to Umar Haladu Sumaila at the second edition of NUJ Kano Correspondent Chapel award/appreciation night held in Kano.
Radio Nigeria Gathered that the awardee, Umar Haladu Sumaila for about twenty years, had been controlling traffic on Court road by Zoo road junction voluntarily so as to ensure that road users enjoy easy access of road.
The Deputy Governor who was impressed with the selfless services rendered by Haladu sumaila directed the Managing Director of Kano Road Traffic to employ the awardee with immediate effect.
“I am directing the Managing Director, Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA), Baffa Baba Dangundi to immediately employ the awardee despite his age but on compassionate ground, so as to encourage voluntary service to humanity”.
The Deputy Governor presented a certificate, plaque and N20,000 donated by the media professionals to the awardee.
Speaking to Radio Nigeria shortly after collecting the award, Umar Haladu Sumaila who was elated said he never envisage this moment in his life.
‘’This is a very important day in my life. I am just doing the act to ensure that the road is free from gridlock,” said Umar Sumaila.
Some of the philanthropist that were awarded during the event included the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nasir yusif Gawuna, Former Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum and Kano State Commissioner of Police- CP Abu Sani among others.