Al-Makura Honorary Doctorate Award, Well Deserved - Nasarawa Speaker

Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly has described a honorary doctorate degree awarded to Sen. Tanko Al-Makura by Federal University of Lafia as well deserved considering his positive contributions to the development of the institution while he governed  the state.

Hon. Balarabe stated this with newsmen on Friday during a reception in honour of Al-Makura  for receiving an award from Federal University, Lafia during the institution's  2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th combined convocation.

The speaker, who could not hide his feeling said Al-Makura has done credibly well in the education sector among other sector when he was a governor of the state.

"I worked closely with Sen. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura when he was a governor of Nasarawa State. He is a man of integrity and a transformer to the core.

"He has given adequate attention to the development of the education sector among other sectors which had direct bearing on the lives of our people and Nigeria at large.

"His achievements and positive contributions to the development of Federal University of Lafia earned him this award.

"We are happy and overwhelmed and I want to congratulate him and wish him more good things ahead", said the speaker.

Hon. Balarabe further commended the management of Federal University of Lafia for honouring the former governor of the state with the award.

He (Balarabe) also urged the people of Nasarawa State to pray and give their maximum support to the administration of Gov. Abdullahi Sule to enable him succeed.

The speaker reassured of the assembly readiness to pass resolutions and enact laws that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state and Nigeria at large.

It has been reported that Sen. Al-Makura, Shik Dahiru Usman-Bauchi, Ambassador Ahmed Gazali and Adulsamad Isiyaku Rabi’u were conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degrees, while Alhaji Isa Mustapher, late Emir of Lafia, who died in 2019, was conferred with posthumously awarded a Doctors of Letters (Honoris Causa). 

They were honoured for their positive contributions to the development of the institution in their various ways.

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