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Gov. Yusuf’s Spokesman, Sunusi Bature Bags 2024  Spokesperson Of The Year Award

Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa (left) receiving the Award

Director General, Media and Publicity to  Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf of Kano State, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, has been honored with the Most Outstanding Spokesperson Award 2024.

Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Information selected Dawakin Tofa for the esteemed award in recognition of his role in promoting not only the positive image of Kano State Governor and his giant strides but for effectively showcasing the only State in Nigeria governed by NNPP.

The Jury Sub-Committee of the National Spokespersons Awards, established by the NIPR and the ministry, deemed Sunusi as a deserving recipient of the 2024 Spokesperson of the (Executive Arm Category) among the array of spokespersons representing the executive arm of the government in Nigeria which include the Spokespersons of the President, Vice President, Ministers and other Extr-ministerial Department and Agencies.

The award ceremony took place at the International Conference Centre Abuja with eleven categories of various awards after the maiden National Spokespersons Summit 2024 declared open by the Vice President Sen. Kashim Shettima.

In the award citation, Sunusi was hailed as an unwavering proponent of non-violent communicator, renowned for his extensive network and adept delivery of practices with clarity in objectives, strategic framing of engagements with his audience.

His profound impact and effectiveness in perception and reputation management are highly commendable.

A graduate of Mass Communication from University of Maiduguri, “Sabature” as he is popularly known is a holder of three masters degrees in various fields of human endeavours from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Bayero University and the Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland.

Upon the announcement of Sunusi as the award recipient, a thunderous applause erupted, and attendees rushed to join him on the podium in celebration of his achievement as one of the youngest senior PR experts triumphing from the northern region of the country.

In his acceptance speech, Sunusi showcased his appreciation to his principal and dedicated the prestigious award to the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf.


From Left, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa and Kano State Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf

In a short statement issued via his Facebook account, the 2024 Spokesperson of the year said “the rousing welcome by my principal H.E Abba Kabir Yusuf after receiving this award was so exciting, thank you Your Excellency for the opportunity to serve as your Spokesperson in the last six years.

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