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The Centre For Ethics And Self Value Orientation (CESVO) has presented an Award of Ambassador of Ethics and Conscience (AEC) to the Chief Judge of Niger state, Justice Halima Ibrahim Abdulmalik.

The award which was presented to her by the Executive Director of Centre For Ethics And Self Value Orientation (CESVO), Prince Salihu Musa Yakubu stated that the award was in recognition of the chief Judge commitment in her fight against corruption. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Also the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), in Niger State has been presented with Ethics and Leadership Award in recognition of their concerns for violence against women girl child.

Presenting the awards at the High court complexe in Minna on Thursday, the Executive Director of (CESVO) a none governmental organization (NGO),based in Lokoja Kogi State Prince Salihu Musa Yakubu stated that the organization under his leadership is committed to reward a corrupt free individuals and organization and the chief Judge of Niger State was identified to be one of the finest and a corrupt free Jurist.

He stated that the Centre for Ethics and Self Value Orientation is a non govermental organization that has beem in the forefront of exposing corruption and Corrupt leadership as well as identifying ethical values and integrity and reward those that meet the needed recognition.

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Stating further that CESVO independently carried out an descret Investigation on the Chief Judge of Niger State and found her worthy for the prestigious award

According to him, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Niger State under Barrister Bilkisu Labaran Kago could best be described as the first to be presented with the Ethics and Leadership Award in the North Central State and the first ten in the country to received the award.

He explained that FIDA, in Niger state was selected among the best integrity and ethical compliance organization and number One in the North Central State pointing out that CESVO will continue to partner with FIDA Niger and any other organizations that has proved to be corrupt free in its course

Prince Salihu Yakubu pointed out that the his organization after painstakingly investigated the activities of FIDA under the leadership of Barrister Balikisu Labaran in the last two years,

“Our findings revealed to us that she is a corrupt free minded and a disciplinarian and also upright least corrupt professionals in Nigeria public service sector earned her this prestigious certificate, ” he stated.

He emphasize that the chairperson FIDA in Niger state was awarded the certificate of public conduct after she passed the ethical conduct and leadership integrity and listed among top (ten) most ethically upright in the Country calling on other leaders in the country to emulate the virtues of her worship Bilkisu Labaran Kago.

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“Her worship, Bilkisu Kago Chairperson FIDA Niger State branch been awarded this certificate of public conduct having passed out ethical conduct and leadership integrity and elisted among top ten most ethically upright, least corrupt professionals in Nigeria public service sector” he added.

He disclosed that the Niger chairperson of FIDA has met all the requirements expected of his organization which according to him Include contributing to citizens well-being, national Interest, volunteerism, poverty reduction operational ethics compliance among other qualities, hence, her presentation with the certificate.

Receiving the certificate on behalf of the Chief Judge , the Deputy Chief Registrar Administration in the Niger State High court Hajiya Maryam Daso Jibo, appreciated CESVO for finding the chief Judge of Niger State worthy for the presentation of the certificate.

She said, Justice Halima Ibrahim Abdulmalik has on assumption in office put in place an ethical conduct to all the staff of the state Judiciary Which has put all the staff on their toes in discharging their duty effectively.

She positioned that the award will spur the Chief judge to continue to ensure that the workers in the Judiciary will leave up to their responsibility in the discharge of their duty noting that the award means a lot to the entire Judiciary staff.

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Responding, the chairperson FIDA in Niger State Chief Magistrate Bilkisu Labaran Kago expressed gratitude to the selection committee for acknowledging the importance of ethics and leadership in our endeavors.

Saying that in a world where value are often tested, the award will serves as a reminder that integrity and principled leadership are the cornerstone of thriving and sustainable society.

“I share this honor with mentors, colleagues and friends who have shaped my understanding of ethical decision- making and effective leadership.

“Their wisdom and support have been invaluable, and I’m Indebted to them for the lessons learned and the Challenges overcome” she asserted.

In her own remarks, the Secretary FIDA in Niger State Senior Magistrate Sahura Abdulkareem explained that when she was informed of the award to be presented to FIDA she was having a mixed feelings not until she made her own Independent findings before she finally communicated to the Chairperson on the plan award by CESVO.

She commended the presenter of the award and his management team for selecting FIDA Niger State for the award assuring that that the award will spur them to perform their duty and be more committed to their service to humanity particularly on the fight against violence on girl child and vulnerable in the society.

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