Presidency honours Gombe Due Process Bureau DG with awards for excellence in digital governance

Babayola Mohammed Isa (right), DG Gombe State Due Process Bureau receiving his award and that of his agency.

By Williams Ago, Gombe

The Director General of the Gombe State Due Process Bureau, Babayola Mohammed Isa, has earned the "Distinguished GovTech Trailblazers' Award" for his exemplary leadership in advancing GovTech initiatives and digital governance in the public sector.

The office of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms in the Presidency, organizers of the award, which was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, also saw the Gombe State Due Process Office receiving the best State MDA in innovative Digital Services award.

The Gombe recipients stood out brilliantly among many Federal establishments and state agencies from across the six geopolitical zones, receiving the prestigious awards.

According to the Director General, Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPR), Dr Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi, the Presidency organized the award event through his agency to reward government agencies and individuals for their remarkable achievements in technology and digital innovations. 

He revealed that none of the agencies were aware that they were being scrutinized for the awards. He also explained that the recipients of the award emerged sequel to a nationwide nomination and online voting process advertised through radio, television and newspaper publications. 

He said it was initiated to honour and motivate those who develop solutions, initiatives and programmes as well as harnessing technology for the betterment of public services and digital governance.

He commended Gombe State Government for its historic and technology achievements, hailing the State as one of the fastest-growing digital economies in Nigeria.

In his remarks after the award presentation, Babayola Mohammed Isa, DG Gombe State Due Process Bureau, thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for his tremendous support to him and the agency as well as his administration's interest and investment in digital governance and economy. 

The event was graced by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. George Akume who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, OSGF, Retired Federal Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Jalo Daudu, Director-General, NASREA, Prof Aliyu Jauro, an illustrious son of Gombe who also received an award at the occasion among other dignitaries. 

Other agencies from Gombe State who were also honoured at the occasion with other awards were, the Gombe Geographic Information System (GOGIS) and it's DG, Dr. Kabiru Usman Hassan as well as the Gombe State University (GSU).

The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Aliyu Usman El-nafaty, received his award and that of the University.

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