By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Indian Government has honoured Nigerian academician poet, writer and international author, Auwal Ahmed Ibrahim with an award, Prashamshith Pathr (Certificate of Honour) from the world’s most active writers forum ‘Motivational Strips’ and Indian Government’s premier Literary institution ‘Gujarat Sahitya Akademi.
Auwal Ahmed Ibrahim is a lecturer with Kaduna Polytechnic, Mass Communication Department. Auwal co-authored a poetry book ‘No Matter Who You Are’ with Shoshana Veig an Israeli and ‘Seeking Human Kindness’ edited by Devid Ogboche a poetry book made by 74 world poets.
Auwal is a writer of Opinion and Perspective on many Nigerian newspapers and outside the country.
Auwal also has unpublished books ‘Campus Magazine: A Guide to Beginners, The Three Wise Siblings and a Hausa literary book ‘Tuna Baya’ that contains plays and dramas about the origin of Hausa people.
He hails from Goronyo part of Sokoto State, Nigeria.
He is a prominent and award-winning poet and writer, who has been writing vivid poetry for decades.
He is a role model to fellow writers and poets having won International awards from different competitions.
Motivational Strips has writers from 163 countries and the monthly visitors to its page crosses 7.3 million.
They had collaborated with Indian Government’s ‘Gujarat Sahitya Akademi’ during India’s 74th Independence Day, to honour 350 poets and writers from 80 countries.
This is the first time two world popular literary entities would emerge to identify national and international talents.
The best of prominent world poets and writers were selected for the awards.
The founder of Motivational Strips, Shiju H. Pallithazheth has applauded Indian winning writers for making a mark in global Literature.
The Chairman of ‘Gujarat Sahitya Akademi’ Dr Vishnu Pandya states ‘this moment will remain historic in world literature’.
Auwal Ahmed Ibrahim is a journalist, a literary and poetic giant and pride not only to his country Nigeria, but also to the world.
He shall continue to inspire the world’s readers by setting a benchmark in poetry.