by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The second democratically-elected governor of Nasarawa State, late Aliyu Akwe Doma, has been described as a father not only to his immediate family, political allies but to all.
The Nasarawa state Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule, disclosed this when he received family members and associates of the former governor of the state, late Aliyu Akwe Doma, on a “thank you” visit for naming Banquet Hall after the late governor.
According to Governor Sule, “He deserves to be immortalized because of his contribution in the struggle for the creation of the state as well as being the one, who initiated the project of the Banquet Hall.”
Engr Abdullahi Sule added that his administration is committed to recognize hard work of founding fathers of the state, and commended the fatherly role of late Doma.
“Baba will call me back for breakfast and then Baba will begin with history of how Nasarawa State was created. Some of these things I was not interested but, today, am interested and I thank him for that,” he stated.
He also expressed his profound gratitude to all politicians “and our mother, wife of late Baba Doma, for being back-to-back in ensuring this family remains united even after his demise.”
Speaking separately, the former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief John Michael Abdul; former Secretary to the State Government, Timothy Anjide and the son of the former governor, all appreciated Governor Sule for the honour done to the family.
They pledged to support both the family and forum of political appointees of the former governor and to Governor Abdullahi Sule at all times, as they will remain indebted to the governor for this onerous gesture.