Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Friday said testimonies by various personalities on Imam Imam’s sterling qualities has vindicated him against the backdrop of criticism that had trailed the appointment of Imam, a Taraba state indigene, as Special Adviser when he became Sokoto Governor.
He stated this at a memorial lecture and special prayer for late Imam Imam organized by the Sokoto state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Tambuwal described Imam as humble, honest, trustworthy and hardworking.
He noted the active and laudable role Imam played in his struggle to become the Speaker for 7th House of Representatives.
Tambuwal recalled: “Imam shunned all forms of fraudulent adversaries from political opponents and ensured maximum productiveness in his responsibility as the image maker of speaker.”
According to the Governor, many politicians had offered persons with higher ranks in journalism for the position but appointed Imam in view of the qualities he identified in him.
Tambuwal pledged continued support to late Imam’s family.
Guest Speaker at the Memorial lecture , Mr Abdulaziz Kadir from Liberty Television, described Imam as down-to-earth, disciplined and religious.
The occasion also witnessed special prayers for late Imam Imam.
Earlier, Chairman Sokoto council of NUJ, Malam Isa Shuni, said the Memorial Lecture and Special prayer marked the commencement of NUJ Press week which had been scheduled to hold from May 4th-9th, 2018.