A reporter with Daily Trust Newspaper, Salim Umar Ibrahim, has bagged the 2022 Humanitarian Journalist of the Year at the Security and Emergency Management Award (SAEMA).
Ibrahim, a reporter working with Daily Trust Kano Bureau, clinched the excellence award for his notable persistence in humanitarian and security reportage.
The 4th SAEMA Award held on Wednesday, in Abuja was organised by Emergency Digest, a publication of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, in conjunction with the Center for Crisis Communication (CCC) and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC).
Over 145 entries were received for the 2022 SAEMA Awards.
An excited Ibrahim described the award as a motivation that would drive him forward to do more.
“Awards like this will continue to come when we are committed to our job in the best interest of humanity. When one is committed, dedicated and with the support of colleagues, and a media platform like Daily Trust, renowned for its honesty, credibility and factually based reports, more awards will come. This is indeed a motivation to do more,” he said.
In his opening remarks, the Managing Director of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, Alhaji Yushau A Shuaib, said all the finalists were deserving of not only the nominations but also the awards.
“It was therefore a lot of work via a transparent process before our team of unbiased experts and professionals could select the eventual winners who will go home with the awards plaques,” he said.