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Navy photographer wins award at Calcutta film festival

Chief of Naval Staff, Real Admiral Ibok Ete Ekwe Ibas

Abuja, Jan. 28, 2020

A Photographer attached to Nigeria’s Chief of  Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has won one of the Golden Fox Awards of the 2019 Calcutta International Film Festival in India.

Petty Officer-Journalist (POJNL) Usman Abdulkareem won the award following his submission, a movie script titled ‘Grand Father’s Address’, which was adjudged winner of the features script category.

Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Abdulkareem, a prolific writer, has authored two books: ‘Diary of a Peasant Child’ and ‘African Cowboy’.

Abdulkareem thanked Ibas for his support and encouragement, while dedicating the award to the Nigerian Navy for providing him the platform to showcase his talent.

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