By Musa Sani Aliyu
A prominent photojournalist in Kano state, Abdulwahab Said Ahmad, CEO of Blue Lens Multimedia, has graduated 10 female mentees on professional photography.
The graduation ceremony took place on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at the company’s office in Sharada.
In his remarks, Abdulwahab emphasized the importance of photography and described it as a “shortcut weapon for addressing many social issues.”
He stressed the existence of a gender gap in the sector and said that is why he felt compelled to train female journalists, describing it as “women empowerment.”
He appealed to the graduates to judiciously utilize their new skills in bringing out societal issues through the lenses of their cameras and expressed hope of seeing them work in various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) across the state, such as the Ministry for Women Affairs and the Hisbah Board.
Former deputy governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafizu Abubakar, commended Abdulwahab’s effort in training the beneficiaries. He lauded Abdulwahab, calling him his brother and having a special position in his life, with unshakable loyalty, hardworking, honest, and trustworthy.
The former deputy governor further idolized the CEO of Blue Lens, asserting that he is very serious in his work, day and night.
“I can recall when I was the Deputy Governor of Kano State, due to Abdulwahab’s relentlessly dedication to service under me, the governor then do borrows his service from me and yet he comes back to my office to discharge his duties no matter the hour of the night,” Abubakar said.
The former deputy governor also congratulated and encouraged the beneficiaries, pledging to support them whenever the need arises.
Dr. Musa Abdullahi Sufi, the guest of honor at the event, expressed his happiness and congratulated the graduates. He also pledged to support them from Sufi Innovation and Development as well as AAG_Foundation.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Fiddausi Abubakar thanked Abdulwahab Ahmad for his giant support and training without charging a single Naira, which she described as a beacon of hope and graciousness.
She promised along with her colleagues to utilize the knowledge obtained from the training to use the lenses of their cameras to project societal issues for the authorities concerned to address.