Commissioner Samuel Aruwan of Kaduna State receives award from the Spokesperson of DSS, Dr, Peter Afunanya
Commissioner Samuel Aruwan of Kaduna State receives award from the Spokesperson of DSS, Dr, Peter Afunanya

Samuel Aruwan Bags SAEMA’s Crisis Manager of the Year

 

The pioneer Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan has bagged the award of Crisis Manager of the Year at the annual Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA) 2020 in Abuja.

As the pioneer Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan deployed crisis communication strategies in addressing most tension over herdsmen-farmers conflicts and the ethno-religious crises in the state. He successfully brokered peace in the crisis-torn Doka Community in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna Central Senatorial district of the state; the much needed peace talk which was held despite COVID-19 challenges facilitated an atmosphere of understanding in Doka Community. Clashes between Fulani, a majority Muslim and herder group in the state and Adara, a predominantly Christian and farming group, prompted the state government to hold a stakeholders’ meeting on April 26.

The meeting, initiated and chaired by Aruwan, included high-level security officers, ‎community leaders, Religious leaders and youth leaders also attended.

Religious tolerance was a key theme of the discussion, as well as each group’s need for support from other tribes in the area.

Samuel Aruwan is a trained journalist and pioneer Commissioner for Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs. He was the Spokesman of the Government and Governor of Kaduna State from 2015 till date. An investigative journalist with a background in security and issues related to religious extremism in Northern Nigeria is currently working on many initiatives to tackle the security challenges assailing Kaduna State.

Samuel Aruwan hails from Kabala West in Tudun Wada, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria. He is a graduate of Mass Communication from Kaduna Polytechnic. In 2012, he attended the School of Journalism, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, for further training on African Investigative Reporting.

He was one of the Nigerian journalists trained on Countering Religious Extremism at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, London in 2014 and at the Drew University’s Institute on Religion and Conflict Transformation, New Jersey, USA in 2016.

SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AWARD WINNERS 2020

INSTITUTIONAL CATEGORIES

Public Information
Nigerian Customs Service
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Crime Prevention
Nigerian Correctional Service
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Intelligence Service
Department of State Security
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Community Service
Airtel
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Civil Military Relations
Nigerian Army
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Emergency Management
Emergency Communication Centre of Nigeria Communication Commission (National)
Dr. Mohammed Goje of Yobe Emergency Management Agency (State)
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SPECIAL CATEGORIES

Corporate social Responsibility
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
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Training Institute of the Year
Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College
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Cybercrime Prevention
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Branch
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Humanitarian Service
NEEM Foundation
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Volunteer Group
Kontagora Security Service
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Private Security Firm
Profile Security Service
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INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Emergency Journalism
Austin Peacemakers
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Law Enforcement Officer
Commander Alfred Adewunmi/Kogi NDLEA
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Crisis Manager
Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner Internal Security Kaduna
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Gallantry
Commandant Ahmed Abodurin(NSCDC)/ Agro Ranger of NSCDC
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Security Officer of the Year
CSP Rabiu Garba of the Nigeria Police Force
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Military Officer of the Year
Captain Peter Gambo of the Nigerian Navy
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Minister of the Year
Dr Isa Pantami
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CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE (INDIVIDUALS)
1. Col. Timothy Antigha of MNJTF
2. Comptroller Ahmed Usman of NIS Lagos Airport
3. CSP Ibrahim O. Mohammed of NPF Borno
4. Air Commodore PN Amadi of NAF
5. Ahmed Indimi of Reuters
6. Ohaeri Osondu of FRSC

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE (ORGANISATIONS)
1. Al-Imran Foundation
2. Federal Fire Service
3. National Emergency Management Agency
4. Independent Corrupt Practises Commission
5. Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit
6. West Africa Network of Peacebuilders

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