Receiving the award from Security Watch Africa President Patrick Agbambu Governor Almakura made it known that the government and good people of the state see this award as encourage to continue what they had started doing on security.
He made it known the state would go all out to ensure they extend support to security, "we are very happy with the initiative of Mr. President towards check mating insurgency and making sure Nigeria is seen as a peaceful place where business and social activities can bloom freely" , stating that Nasarawa state would support Mr. President and replicate his actions in the state.
Gov. Umaru Tanko Almakura received best Governor of the Year on Security Matters, in recondition of the outstanding performance and improvement on security
The Nasarawa Police Command also received an award for being the most proactive police command in the country for their efforts.