Political associates of the former Governor of Nasarawa State, late Dr. Aliyu Akwe Doma, have appointed the current governor, Abdullahi Sule, as their patron.
They made the announcement during a thank-you visit to the Governor, in the State capital, Lafia, yesterday, in solidarity with his administration’s achievements in the past one year in office.
Speaking on behalf of the associates, former Deputy Governor, Dr. Michael Abdul, said that the administration of Governor Sule had recorded outstanding achievements, not only in the provision of essential amenities and infrastructure, but in sustenance of unity, peace and security within and the around the State.
“Your achievements and style of governance characterised by humanity, altruism, conviction and sincerity of purpose, have no doubt gone a long way to enhance the needed mutual trust and belongingness which had often times encumbered the state from moving forward.
“As earlier indicated, we are here before you as former public officers, actors and close associates of your illustrious predecessor, late Dr Aliyu Akwe Doma. We are united as one large family of Aliyu Akwe Doma by virtue of service, long established friendship and shared vision.
“For us, the visit is more than a thank you visit, it is a home-coming and demonstration of solidarity to you as one of us. We recalled you served as chairman of Nasarawa state investment Company during the administration of late Aliyu Akwe Doma. It was on record that you performed remarkably,” Dr John said.
ExpressDay recalls that on June 12 Governor Sule, had commissioned a multipurpose hall initiated by the late governor, which was left uncompleted for about 12 years. It was named Aliyu Akwe Doma Banquet Hall.