Ministerial nomination: Prince Abubakar Audu’s family pays ‘thank you’ visit to Kogi Gov. Bello.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has received members of the family of late Prince Abubakar Audu, former Kogi state Governor on a thank you visit.
A press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed, and made available to newsmen on Sunday, said the visiting family members of the late political icon include, Prince Shuaibu Audu (Minister designate), Arome Audu, and Bashir Audu.
Others were Barrister Maimunat Abubakar Audu, Kabir Abubakar Audu and Ilomona Abubakar Audu.
According to the statement, the Governor, while recounting the process that led to the choice of Prince Shuaibu disclosed that equity, fairness, and justice came first in his decision making.
He stressed the importance of unity and tolerance among the three senatorial districts of Kogi State, stating that tribal sentiment has no place in modern politics.
Governor Bello also assured the Minister-designate, Prince Shuaibu, of his unwavering support, believing he will go far and make the nation proud by building on his father’s legacy.
“This is an opportunity for you to build on your father’s legacy. The joy that accompanied your nomination worldwide must be sustained through how you conduct yourself and lead the people. I have no doubt you will make the nation proud,” the governor stated.
Governor Bello thanked the President and Commander-in-Chief, Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the opportunity, assuring of the state’s unwavering support for his administration.
Barrister Eke Maimunat Audu, speaking on behalf of the family, expressed deep appreciation to Governor Bello for submitting Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu’s name for the ministerial appointment.
She said they were confident that the minister-designate would deliver with excellence, making both the state and Nigeria proud.
Prince Kabir Arome Audu remarked that their late father’s wish was for his legacy of good governance and a united Kogi State to be sustained.
He praised Governor Bello for providing a platform for the continuous existence of Audu’s legacy in Nigerian politics by nominating Prince Shuaibu, among thousands of qualified candidates from Kogi State.
The family commended the governor for personally attending Shuaibu’s screening at the National Assembly on Friday.
Global Times Nigeria revealed that Prince Shuaibu Audu is an Executive Director with Stanbic IBTC, and holds MBA from the University of Oxford.
He also holds an MSC in International Securities and Investment Banking from the ICMA center of Henley Business School, University of Reading.