Unveiling/Launching of the Compendium of Nasarawa State House of Assembly: It’s indeed a beauty to behold – Says Speaker Balarabe

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Deputy Governor Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Musa Ahmed Mohammed, and other invited guests in Lafia.
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Unveiling/Launching of the Compendium of Nasarawa State House of Assembly: It’s indeed a beauty to behold – Says Speaker Balarabe.

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Wednesday led principal officers and entire assembly service commission to officially unveiled and launched the State house of assembly Compendium chronicles its journey from inception to date.

Nasarawa State Arts and Culture at the event
Nasarawa State Arts and Culture at the event

Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi said the Unveiling and Launching of the House Compendium was to dashed out details detailing the larger works of the assembly from 1999 to present leadership, and described the occasion as historic owing to its legislative values.

Balarabe who is the 5th and 6th Assembly Speaker stated that it was first of its kind since the advent of democracy in the State.

The Compendium titled ” Nasarawa State House of Assembly Compendium 2022, The Journey So Far, 1999- 2022.

“As you are aware, we are here today, especially to unveil and launch a Compendium on the State legislature.

“This publication sets out to give a synopsis of the major activities, events and people that left indelible impacts on the journey of the state Assembly since its inception in 1999.

APC popular dancers on stage
APC popular dancers on stage

“We came here to present to our leaders and by extension the public, a historical record of immense legislative values being the first of its kind in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly since the Advent of democracy.

“Having known fully well that as a leader , three judgements awaits one, that is the judgement of God, the judgement of the people and the judgement of posterity and in my attempt to fulfill my obligations in line with the judgment posterity that await me as a leader of the State Assembly came the idea to do a compendium.

The Speaker also said that the Compendium was his modest contribution and determined attempt to tell the story of the institution and essentially its contributions to the state as an organ of government.

” This effort is to serve as reference materials and working document not only for the House but for the State and the Country as well. So, in a nutshell, both the present and future generations as well as posterity will drink from the fountain of knowledge contained in this important Compendium,” he added.

The Speaker who commended his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrn Gwamna and his team for a thorough job and making the Compendium a reality.

“My request to the team that will come after us is to enjoin them to maintain the records and to keep updating it, every tenure, or at most at the beginning of a new tenure of a new legislature.

He also appreciated and acknowledged the great efforts of the past Speakers and Honourable Members.

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullah and former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Musa Ahmed Mohammed in Lafia
Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullah and former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Musa Ahmed Mohammed in Lafia

Balarabe Abdullahi called on the people of the state to without to continue to pray and give their total support and loyalty to Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other leaders in order to take the state to the promised land.

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The Speaker assured of the House continued commitment and support to Gov. Sule and other apparatus of government as well as leaders at the national level in attaining the lofty goals, dreams and aspirations of the nation’s founding fathers.

On his part, Governor Abdullahi Sule lauded the Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi led 5th and 6th assembly for recording success, by coming up with wonderful policies, programs and initiatives culminating to unveiling of it’s compendium from inception to date.

The Governor who was unavoidable absent at the event was represented by his Deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe said the Assembly Compendium was a very rich historical document and source that will serve as reference for future alternative.

“I want to congratulate the Speaker, principal Officers and Honourable members for putting these material together.

“As this Compendium will not only benefit us only but including our future generations ” he said

He also appreciated the assembly for given his administration all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed and called for its sustenance.

The Governor added that the achievements his administration recorded so far was due to the good working relationship and support of the House and called for its sustenance.

He also thanked the judicial arm and all other system of the governments for supporting his administration to succeed and called on them to sustain the tempo.

Also speaking, Rt. Hon. Dr Musa Ahmed Mohammed, declared the event open and appreciated the Speaker for the laudable initiative leading to unveiling and launching of the Compendium.

Hon. Mohammed who serve as Chairman of the Occasion was a former Speaker of the third and fourth Assembly aligning his interest with Speaker Balarabe, adding that the newly launched books will serve as reference materials in the state.

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Deputy Governor Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Musa Ahmed Mohammed, and other invited guests in Lafia.
The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Deputy Governor Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Musa Ahmed Mohammed, and other invited guests in Lafia.

He appreciated both the executive and legislative arm for maintaining docorum and cordial working relationship, in which he said have advance or transformed to unity, peace and development as being enjoyed in the state.

The former Speaker also apologised to the people of Nasarawa State for their role towards attempting removing the former governor and now Senator representing southern district of the State, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-makura.

“On behalf of the members of the Fourth Assembly, we are all aware of the impeachment move against the former Governor, Umar Tanko Almakura even though it was the power of constitution that came into played during that time.

” But I want to say, we are sorry to the people of Nasarawa State as it will slow down development if the impeachment was successful,” he said .

The Former Speaker urged the present Assembly to give the executive arm of government their total support and cooperation to succeed.

In their goodwill messages, the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage ( Rtd) represented by Barr Joel Aninge, the Odyong Nyankpa, Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu, the Chief Judge of the state, Hon Abdulhamid Kwara, the former Majority Leader of the House, Dr John Mamman, the state APC Chairman all commended the Speaker Balarabe for bringing this wonderful idea and thanked him for a job well done.

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According to them, the Compendium would serve as reference materials for present and generation yet on born.

They urged him to continue with the good work for the people of the state.

In his vote of thanks, Hon.Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House thanked all those who came from far and near to witness the event and wished them safe journey to their various destinations.

It would be reported that the event had in attendance, APC Chairman in the State Dr John Mamman, APC Secretary, Alhaji Aliyu Bello, state Executive Council members, local government Chairmen, Heads of Institutions, Agencies, Boards and politicians,

The event was well attended by former and present members of the House and it serves as a re-union forum. And Ta’al Conference Hotel venue of the occasion was full to it’s brim.

Just as Isa Kungar Cultural troop in the state entertained guests with different dances.
a job well done.

“My request to the team that will come after us is to enjoin them to maintain the records and to keep updating it, every tenure, or at most at the beginning of a new tenure of a new legislature.

He also appreciated and acknowledged the great efforts of the past Speakers and Honourable Members.

Balarabe Abdullahi called on the people of the state to without to continue to pray and give their total support and loyalty to Gov. Abdullahi Sule and other leaders in order to take the state to the promised land.

The Speaker assured of the House continued commitment and support to Gov. Sule and other apparatus of government as well as leaders at the national level in attaining the lofty goals, dreams and aspirations of the nation’s founding fathers.

On his part, Govenor Abdullahi Sule lauded the Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi led 5th and 6th assembly for recording success, by coming up with wonderful policies, programs and initiatives culminating to unveiling of it’s compendium from inception to date.

The Governor who was unavoidable absent at the event was represented by his Deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe said the Assembly Compendium was a very rich historical document and source that will serve as reference for future alternative.

“I want to congratulate the Speaker, principal Officers and Honourable members for putting these material together.

“As this Compendium will not only benefit us only but including our future generations ” he said

He also appreciated the assembly for given his administration all the necessary support and cooperation to succeed and called for its sustainance.

The Governor added that the achievements his administration recorded so far was due to the good working relationship and support of the House and called for its sustenance.

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He also thanked the judicial arm and all other system of the governments for supporting his administration to succeed and called on them to sustain the tempo.

Also speaking, Rt. Hon. Dr Musa Ahmed Mohammed, declared the event open and appreciated the Speaker for the laudable initiative leading to unveiling and launching of the Compendium.

Hon. Mohammed who serve as Chairman of the Occasion was a former Speaker of the third and fourth Assembly aligning his interest with Speaker Balarabe, adding that the newly launched books will serve as reference materials in the state.

He appreciated both the executive and legislative arm for maintaining docorum and cordial working relationship, in which he said have advance or transformed to unity, peace and development as being enjoyed in the state.

The former Speaker also apologised to the people of Nasarawa State for their role towards attempting removing the former governor and now Senator representing southern district of the State, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-makura.

“On behalf of the members of the Fourth Assembly, we are all aware of the impeachment move against the former Governor, Umar Tanko Almakura even though it was the power of constitution that came into played during that time.

” But I want to say, we are sorry to the people of Nasarawa State as it will slow down development if the impeachment was successful,” he said .

The Former Speaker urged the present Assembly to give the executive arm of government their total support and cooperation to succeed.

In their goodwill messages, the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage ( Rtd) represented by Barr Joel Aninge, the Odyong Nyankpa, Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu, the Chief Judge of the state, Hon Abdulhamid Kwara, the former Majority Leader of the House, Dr John Mamman, the state APC Chairman all commended the Speaker Balarabe for bringing this wonderful idea and thanked him for a job well done.

According to them, the Compendium would serve as reference materials for present and generation yet on born.

They urged him to continue with the good work for the people of the state.

In his vote of thanks, Hon.Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House thanked all those who came from far and near to witness the event and wished them safe journey to their various destinations.

It would be reported that the event had in attendance, APC Chairman in the State Dr John Mamman, APC Secretary, Alhaji Aliyu Bello, state Executive Council members, local government Chairmen, Heads of Institutions, Agencies, Boards and politicians.

The event was well attended by former and present members of the House and it serves as a re-union forum. And Ta’al Conference Hotel venue of the occasion was full to it’s brim.

Just as Isa Kungar Cultural troop in the state entertained guests with different dances.

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