Girei elders forum honours an illustrious son, Amb. Muhammadu Gana
Girei elders forum has on Saturday organized a civic reception in honour of one of its illustrious sons, Amb. Muhammadu C. Gana.
Gana who is the first ambassador from Girei local government was recently appointed as the director of protocol, office of the president of the senate, national assembly complex Abuja.
Girei elders, friends and well wishers who took turns to pour encomiums and accolades on the celebrant described him as an honest, down to earth, loyal and hard-working personality.
They all attributed his meteoric rise to the peak of his profession to these laudable qualities urging him to maintain the tempo in his new calling for the benefit of Nigerians.
In his speech, chairman of the occasion, Alh. Dahiru Bobbo congratulated Gana for the recognition, noting that it did not come by coincidence. He said the honour was in recognition of his exceptional services to the people of Girei in particular and humanity in general.
Bobbo who was represented by Alh. Sa’ad Damare acknowledged the contributions Gana gave to the development of the local government by initiating Girei development association which contributed greatly to the development of scholarship and humanity in general.
He also commended the role the celebrant played in bringing a lot of empowerment initiatives, fostering interfaith dialogue and conflict resolution adding that the celebrant has greatly brought quality changes that impacted the lives of many individuals in the area.
In their goodwill messages on the celebrant, Dr. Halilu Hamma, Dr. Abubakar Umar Bobboi, Alhaji Buba Ba and host of others described the celebrant as an embodiment of courage, resilience, hard work, honesty and loyalty adding that such noble qualities made him a shining star amongst peers.
They urged him to maintain the tempo and portray Girei in good light through excellent service to the nation in his new calling.
Dr. Halilu Hamma particularly called on the elders forum to make such event an annual ritual where sons and daughters of the area who excelled will be honored noting that such occasion will provide an opportunity for accessing and rewarding individual contributions to the development of the area.
Also pouring encomiums on the celebrant, the chairman organizing committee of the occasion, Sen. Abubakar Girei described the celebrant as humble, truthful, humility personified, down to earth, hard working, simple and honest.
He noted that since their paths crossed in the 90’s he has no cause to regret associating with Gana because of his high sense of responsibility, hard work and commitment to the development of humanity and nation.
Girei called on the celebrant to use his vantage office to continue to help humanity and bring dividends of democracy to the people of Girei, Adamawa and Nigeria noting that he is now at the center of national politics which make Nigeria his immediate constituency.
Various speakers at the occasion including, the district head of Girei, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Mustapha, the vice chancellor, Modibbo Adama University Yola, Professor Liman Tukur, class mates of the celebrant, former Adamawa State PDP chairman, Joel Madaki, APC chairman, Ismail Taddawus and a host of others described the celebrant as a goal getter and a man of timbre and caliber.
They prodded him to use his new position in the serve the country well and portray Girei and Adamawa State in good light.
In his response, the celebrant thanked the elders of Girei for the gesture noting that it will serve as a springboard for him to do more.
He said he count himself lucky to be the first amongst the many illustrious sons of Girei to be honored by such highly respected group of noble personalities, adding that such gesture will remain indelible in his life.
Gana particularly thanked Sen. Abubakar Girei, and Professor Jibril Aminu for the mentorship and support they rendered to him culminating in all his life achievements noting that he will remain eternally grateful.
He promised the elders forum, friends and well wishers that he will represent them well through excellent and dedicated services to the fatherland.
In his vote of thanks, the member representing Girei state constituency in Adamawa State house of assembly, Abubakar Abdullahi, described the celebrant as a man of destiny adding that despite all the challenges and obstacles he faced in life, he was able to reach his zenith through hard work, dedication and excellence.