Governor Inuwa Yahaya, others honoured as Distinguished Alumni of ABU Zaria
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and some other personalities who graduated from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have been honoured and featured as Distinguished Alumni of the institution.
The Governor was a guest of honour at a public presentation and lunch of the maiden edition of a book, titled "A compendium of Distinguished ABU Alumni", organized by the ABU Alumni Association held at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
Governor Yahaya was featured as one of the Distinguished ABU Alumni in the compendium, which is a collection of 'who is who' that passed through the institution, an honour he warmly appreciated.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Yahaya recollected with nostalgia, his experience as a student in ABU Zaria some 40 years down memory lane, admitting that the institution had contributed in shaping his life and molding his personality.
He said, "We must appreciate what ABU has done for us. For instance, in Gombe State, three out of the four Civilian Governors from 1999 to date are products of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and we are proud of that and we remain appreciative".
"Even as we gather here to rejoice today, we must individually and collectively think of how we can Improve on our lots and the lots of students we left far behind in the school at the moment. The school has done its own part and it is now our turn to give back", the Governor remarked.
He extended the message of solidarity, support and goodwill of the government and people of Gombe state as well as those of all ABU Alumni in the state, noting that the compendium will serve as a reference material not only to those who passed through the ABU but to the generality of the populace.
The event was attended by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, members of the National Assembly, Traditional Rulers, Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of ABU, President of the ABU Alumni Association, politicians, elder statesmen, captains of industry among other dignitaries.
Ismaila Uba Misilli,
Senior Special Assistant
(Media and Publicity)