ABUJA- The Northern Nigeria Youth Council (NYCN) has honored the Director, Licenses and Permits of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Muhammed Babajika with the title of ”Garkuwan Matasan Arewa (literally translated as icon of societal transformation). This award is in recognition of Babajika’s dedication to his duties which has helped open spaces to engender youth development and a better Nigeria.
Presenting the award to Babajika in Abuja recently, NYCN Vice President Yahya Garba, who led the Youth Council delegation, said the awarding of the title to the laureate was based on his selfless service and immense contributions which improved the development of young people. .
“Babajika was chosen for this award” based on his immense contributions to youth development, empowerment, training, job creation and others through the training of our members to appreciate the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in development,” said Garba.
In his acceptance speech, Babajika commended the youth organization for promoting young people of Nordic descent, urging NYCN leaders to use their relationships and network with governments across the country to raise awareness about the skills acquisition and functional education.
Recognition by the Youth Council gives credence to the important role played by Babajika, through the department he oversees in the NCC, in carrying out one of the Commission’s important functions of issuing operating licenses to all telecommunications service providers in Nigeria to accelerate the establishment of ICT and training hubs that have benefited the youth and ultimately drive the socio-economic development of Nigeria.
The NYCN is an umbrella body for young people from the 19 Northern States of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja (FCT). One of NYCN’s objectives is to promote national integration and enhance investment in Northern Nigeria for sustainable development.