The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has bestowed the title of “Garkuwan Matasan Arewa” on Muhammed Babajika, Director, Licensing and Authorisation at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) (literally translated as an icon of societal transformation). This award recognizes Babajika’s dedication to his duties, which has led to the creation of opportunities for youth development and a better Nigeria.
When presenting the award to Babajika in Abuja recently, the Vice-President of NYCN, Yahya Garba, who led the Youth Council’s team, said the honoree was chosen for his selfless devotion and tremendous contributions to youth development.
“Babajika was chosen for this award ‘based on his immense contributions to youth development, empowerment, training, job creation and others through training of our members to appreciate the significance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in development,” Garba said.
In his acceptance speech, Babajika commended the youth organisation for promoting the youths of northern extraction, urging NYCN Executives to use their connections and network with the governments across the country to carry out more awareness on skills acquisition and functional education.
The recognition by the youth council gives credence to the important role being played by Babajika, through the department he oversees at NCC, to deliver one of the Commission’s important functions of issuing operating licenses to all telecommunications service providers in Nigeria to fast-track the creation of ICT and training hubs that have benefitted young people and ultimately driving socio-economic development of Nigeria.
The NYCN is an umbrella body of youths in the 19 northern states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT). One of the objectives of NYCN is the promotion of national integration and enhancement of investment in Northern Nigeria for sustainable development.