The President Muhammadu Buhari’s State Minister for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Ali has been honoured and decorated as a worthy son of Yobe State.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that during a grand reception organized by the state government at the weekend, Mr Ali was symbolically decorated with a sword and the Holy Quran as one of the two worthy sons of Yobe State.
Speaking during the reception, the minister commended the state government for the honour, vowing to continue to do his best towards assisting President Buhari commitment towards the delivery of infrastructure across the country.
According to the minister, President Buhari is also making great efforts in reviving the national economy from decline, stability and growth.
“The direct impact of President Buhari administration’s policies and programmes have made great improvement in the infrastructure delivery in terms of provisions of roads, railways, power supply all of which are evident,” the minister said.
Mr Aliyu said Yobe State has specifically benefited from construction and completion of Hadejia-Nauru road, ongoing construction of Nguru- Gashua-Bayamari Road, Ngamdu-Goniri, connection of Damaturu to the 33KVA transmission line among others.
The minister also disclosed that the Federal Government had recently approved a contract for the construction of Damaturu-Kaliyari road.
In his remarks, Governor Mai Mala Buni described the minister, who is the immediate past deputy governor in the state, “as a colossus of service to the people.”
“From his years as a civil servant to over ten years as a deputy governor, Engr. Abubakar D. Ali has demonstrated what service and respect and loyalty means. In these exemplary, praiseworthy values, he found his compass. And his life story will forever be shaped by them,” he said.
Governor Buni said the state celebrates, “Engr. Abubakar D. Ali for what he has achieved so far and for all the things that he will continue to do on behalf of the peace and progress of our nation.”
“We celebrate him for the example he sets and the inspiration he provides to so many young people who are mirroring and projecting themselves in him, and imagining themselves soaring to higher places if they commit to the values that define his life – loyalty, patience, and service to the people,” the governor said.