The immediate past executive of National Council of Women Society (NCWS) in Nasarawa State have honoured Assoc. Prof. Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana with an award of excellence in recognition of his dedication and service to Nasarawa State and humanity at large.
Kana who is the State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, was said to be instrumental to the successes recorded by the past executive of NCWS, especially during their 2020 food fair in Lafia.
Speaking shortly after receiving the award, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice thanked the former executive of NCWS for finding him worthy for the award.
Assoc. Prof. Kana said, the award by NCWS was one of the best he has received in recent times, and as such, he would continue to do his best to justify the honour done him.
The Attorney-General who dedicated the award to his mother, wife and four daughters, said he is not working for anybody’s praises and glory, but to serve God and humanity, and that is why he was being careful about his name and integrity.
He described the award to him as authentic against those doing so for money, adding that, with or without the honour to him, he cherish NCWS and the women.
“From other awards I have received, many of them, but to be frank with you, this is authentic, bigger than anyone I have received.
“This is authentic, real and genuine from Mamas’ heart, not the one that will say give us money, we want to go home”.
Kana who recounted the sacrifices and labour of his Mum for ensuring him and his siblings acquired best education, attributed his life’s successes and establishment to the love and care his Mum showed him, which he said, will not be forgotten in his lifetime.
He however thanked the past and the present leadership of NCWS for the honour done him at various points, which earned them special place in his heart.
While assuring to acccord the needed support to NCWS to enable them succeed, he said, he would forever cherish the association, in view of the role his Mum and wife are playing that stood him out among his peers.
The Attorney-General then advocated for equal opportunity for women at all levels as that of men, to enable them contribute meaningfully to societal growth.
He said, as mothers, there is every need to celebrate women, because the men folks have largely been a disappointment with what is happening around the country today.
He added, while we can’t replace men, we need to really bring up women so that we will be sure the future generation will be better off for it.
“Because, like the saying goes, if you trian a man, you trian one person, but if you train a woman, you train the nation.”
According to him, for every decision and policy of government, women should be given priority, even in terms of empowerment and support.
Kana who explained how prudent and deligent women are in terms of handling resources, said, once you empower a man, he will only think of adding another wife, keeping a mistress or what he eat today, he never think of the future and that of his children.
“At the end of the day, you find out that women are more focused when they have the means in their hands. I have seen it in my mother, who sacrificed everything for the education and well-being of her children.”
He stressed, the extend mother makes sacrifices for their children to have good life cannot be quantified to anything, hence they should be respected, loved and cherished at all times.
He said, the society can’t do without women, and urged NCWS to continue in the spirit of sacrifice of building up younger women in the society.
He called on women to participate in activities that will bring out the potentials in them for the good of the society.
Earlier, the immediate past president of NCWS in the state, Dr. Aisha Musa explained that, the presentation of the award was delay due to some circumstances, but they decided to do so now to appreciate the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice for the support during their tenure.
She said, for Kana to be exempted in the recent cabinet dissolution is a testiment of his hardwork, commitment and dedication to service to the state and humanity.