The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN ) yesterday presented the award of Garkuwan Mattassan Arewa (the shield of Northern Youth ) and Paragon Of Judicial Transformation to leading Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
The group who profusely eulogised Ozekhome for consistently and courageously speaking truth to power, interrogating authority, defending human rights of Nigerians and standing up for democracy, rule of law, transparency and due process in governance.
The group led by its president, Dr Isa Abubakar, thanked Dr Ozekhome for being the voice of the voiceless and fearlessly filling in the shoes of his late mentor, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN.
Dr Abubakar who presented the plaque and medal symbolising Chief Ozekhome’s as a symbol of induction into the Arewa Youth Council Hall of Fame, to the senior lawyer at his Maitama, Abuja office.
Other members of the group include the Vice President, Engr Labaran Abubakar, Abdulmalik Alfa, Esq (Legal Adviser), Hajia Zainab Abubakar (Director, Gender), Hajia Salmat Ibrahim (Financial Secretary), Hon Yahaya Garuba (North -West Coordinator), Hon Haruna Gwanem, Director, Programmes) and Hon Yahuza Yusuf (Co-ordinator, North Central).