From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has urged all residents of Nasarawa state to live peacefully and be united for the purposes of progress and development.
The governor threw the challenge to the people on Saturday during the reception organized in honour of his wife, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule and the wife of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in the Aliyu Akwe Doma Banquet Hall, Government House, Lafia.
According to him, it was because of the prevailing atmosphere of peace that guests were able to come together to share in the joy of the celebrants.
“Therefore, it is important for the people of Nasarawa State to continue to live in peace with one another, to continue to respect our elders and to continue to respect our leaders,” Engineer Sule said.
He thanked the Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), for the honour done to his wife and the wife of the IGP, and called on the celebrants to consider their elevation as a call to serve the people like those before them who had served the people diligently.
In a goodwill message, wife of the immediate past governor of the state, Hajiya Salamatu Al-Makura, wished the celebrants God’s guidance as they assume their new roles.
Salamatu called on the newly turban wives of the eminent personalities of the state to always be role models in pursue of peace and unity among all women of the state without variance.
Earlier in a welcome address, former Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, said the event was put in place in honour of the two celebrants that were earlier on elevated by the Emir of Lafia.
Dr. Zainab pointed out that the high number of women that turned out to witness the event is a testimony to the fact that women in Nasarawa State are united and will always come together for a purpose.
The AUTHORITY reports that the Nasarawa State First Lady and the wife of the IGP were both turbaned the “Giwan Matan Nasarawa” and “ Hasken Matan Nasarawa” respectively by the Emir of Lafia.
Performing the ceremony, HRH Justice Sidi Bage, said the conferment was in recognition of their contributions to the wellbeing of women.