….. As Rukaiyat, the 3rd wife to be of Nasarawa Speaker holds Mother’s Day celebration.
” Speaker Balarabe’s First Lady, Hajiya Maryam makes a surprise visit, welcomes the new bride, Rukaiyat into the family in a ground style.
It was a Legislative occasion today on Sawalino Hotel, Keffi as both federal and state lawmakers joined Nasarawa Speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi to rejoice with his will be wife, Rukaiyat, who held a Mother’s Day occasion ahead of her wedding billed for next tommorow, Saturday, November, 2021.
The brief and colourful event which was well attended featured speeches of encouragements, peace, unity and oneness, especially in marital home to build a peaceful and united family.
Interestingly however, the event had its topmost and high side attractions as a result of dancing steps showcased by the bride and the groom, Speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, who showcased his dancing steps and excitements.
Senator, Godiya Akwashiki ( APC- Nasarawa North) and other colleagues of the speaker joined in what can be best described as a dancing race or competition.
This was followed by a surprised visit and entering of the first wife of the Speaker Hajiya Maryam Balarabe who embraced her new co-wife an episode that added more salt to the event.
Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House while speaking at the occasion advised the couple to show understanding, be patient with each other for the progress of their family.
He congratulated the bride and the groom as well as hailed the success of the Mother’s Day.
He urged those who are yet to get married to do so and others with one or two to add more considering how women are out numbering men in the society.
The Majority Leader prayed God to blessed the marriage and the family.
In his vote of thanks, Alhaji Aliyu Bello, the Secretary, All Progressives Congress ( APC) Nasarawa State chapter appreciated all those that came from far and near to grace the occasion.
He has also congratulated the bride and the groom for agreeing to marry each other and wish them well.
The APC state Secretary wished dignitaries and other well wishers safe journey to their various destinations.
Prominent Nigerians Converged on Umaisha Nasarawa State, as Speaker Balarabe Weds.
By Yahaya Idris, Umaisha.
Prominent citizens of Nasarawa State and other friendly Nigerians converged on Umaisha in Toto Local government area of Nasarawa State to be part and witness the wedding ceremony of the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and Rukaiyat.
The occasion has further exposed the Umaisha, otherwise known as Oherehu an ancient town and the seat of Opanda kingdom, one of the popular kingdoms in Africa that were colonised by the British.
The prominent personalities in attendance include Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Sen
Abdullahi Adamu, Sen.Tanko Al-Makura, Deputy Governor Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Minister of State Science and Technology Barr. Hassan Abdullahi, Hon Silas Ali Agara former Dep. Governor.
Emir of Lafia also led other traditional rulers, past and serving State and Federal lawmakers, Arch. Abu Seze a business mogul ,VC of Federal University Lafia
Also the State Chairman of the ruling party APC, Dr John Maman and his FCT counterpart Abdulmalik Usman, Former Speaker of the State Assembly Hon. Musa Ahmed Muhammed, a renown Islamic Scholar in Nigeria, Sheikh Abubakar Gero Arigungu from kebbi State, were in attendance.
Nasarawa State ALGON, Nasarawa Assembly staff, Chairman FCT Traditional Council of Chiefs and Ona of Abaji, Friends and Associates of the Speaker among other graced the wedding celebration.
Presiding over the marriage, Sheikh Abubakar Gero Argungu, a renowned Islamic scholar in Nigeria from Kebbi State, who tied the nuptial knot pronounced Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and Princess Rukaiyat Mohammed as husband and wife after the payment of N100, 000 as dowry and presentation of medical certificates of fitness.
Sheikh Gero urged the couple to be patient and show understanding to each other for the success of their marriage.
The State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule represented the interest of the groom, while Ohimege Opanda HRH Alh. Usman Abdullahi represent the interest of the bride.
Prayers and messages of goodwills from religion and political leaders climaxed the wedding fatiha just as the groom Alh Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and his bride Princess Rukaiyat thanked those, who supported their marriage in one way or the other, praying God to reward them abundantly and return them to their various destinations safely.
Migili Women Group Honour Hon. Alkali For Quality Representation, drums support for Gov. Sule’s 2nd Term Bid
Member Representing Lafia North Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Barr. Muhammed Ibrahim Alkali, has re-assured the people of his constituent of more peoples orientated programmes that will better their lots.
Hon. Alkali is Chairman House Committee on Local Government and doubles as the Deputy Chief Whip of the House gave the assurance shortly after he was presented with an award of Excellence by women group in his constituency the Migili Fellowship of Women.
The Lawmaker who hold the traditional title of Talban Arikya appreciated the women group for the honour which he said will encourage him to do more in the service to his people and humanity.
Hon. Alkali who underscored the significant role of women in the society, advocated for more efforts in educating the girl child and pledged his more support for women noting that building the woman is building a nation just as he called on the women and other citizens of the state to promote peace and support the government of Engr. Abdullahi Sule beyond 2023 whom he said has serious passion for the development of the state.
Earlier, in her speech leader of the Migili Fellowship of Women (Matan Zumunta Migili) Mrs Grace Moses said they have decided to honour Hon. Muhammad Alkali with the Award of Excellence considering his exceptional leadership in the area as their representative and urged him to sustain the spirit.
The event which took place at kireyi in Adogi electoral ward featured the launching and donation for the association’s bus and other support programe.
Bajana Of Obaja, HRH. Idowu Isenibi, JP Felicitate With Gov Yahaya Bello, People Of Kogi State On Her 30 Years Creation Anniversary
By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
Global Times Nigeria revealed that the Bajana of Obajana, His Royal Highness, Engineer Doctor Idowu Isenibi, JP has felicitated with the people of Kogi State on her thirtieth anniversary.
Oba Isenibi in his congratulatory message on Friday said the state has withnessed a steady development within her thirty years of existence.
The traditional ruler further felicitated with Governor Yahaya Bello and members of his cabinet on the occcassion and prayed for God’s guidance and divine wisdom to pilot the affairs of the state to greater heights.
Oba Isenibi also appealed to the state government and Obajana Cement Company to accelerate development in the area saying modern facilities such as ultra modern hospitals, schools, empowerment schemes would attract more investors and make life better for the people.
Global Times Nigeria further report that the Royal father wished the state more years of development, peaceful coexistence and love among the people to showcase unity in diversity to outside world.
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