Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has described the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, as a national figure who has contributed immensely to the nation’s unity.
Buni stated this in a speech he delivered at a grand reception organized by the Yobe State Government to honour the Nation’s Chief lawmaker, held in Gashu’a, Bade Local Government Area.
According to the Governor, Lawan’s sterling accomplishments and passion for an indivisible Nigeria set him aside for the honour by the State government.
“His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, is an apostle of a united Nigeria. His passion for an indivisible Nigeria is uncommon and second to none. Little wonder why he always maintains the slogan ‘Unity’.
“Among some of his numerous contributions to Yobe State, the Northeast Sub-region, and Nigeria, are his pivotal roles in the approval of the new railway line from Port-Harcourt to Maiduguri via Damaturu and Gashu’a, the Damaturu Regional Water Supply, the reconstruction of Wachakal Airport, the Fika Water Project, the upgrading of 132 KVA power line, the ongoing upgrade of Geidam, Gashu’a and Nguru power substations.
“This is in addition to the numerous roads, electrification, and medical facilities that he secured to the state, as well as, Federal Government appointments he also secured for many people, and many others too numerous to mention”, Buni stated.
Gov. Buni further stated that people in the State cannot forget in a haste the great role of the Senate President in the creation of the North East Development Commission from a bill to law and now a full-fledged commission that is addressing the unfortunate circumstances that the North-East found itself following the over a decade-long Boko Haram insurgency.
“Today, the North-East Development Commission is seen actively investing resources in the Resettlement, Reconstruction, and Recovery process in the North Eastern States”, he said.
In his response, Lawan said, “I am very happy that my people have decided to honour me. Yobe north, this is your reception, you made it possible.
“If you didn’t elect me in 2019, I wouldn’t have been Senate President. I appreciate the support over these years, and I want to promise you, that so long as we remain engaged with the federal government, we will have the best of treatment”.