In a grand reception to honour Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who was recently appointment as the new Wazarin Adamawa state by the Lamido, HRH Dr Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha, the Governor of the state, Sen Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow described the new Waziri as a true son of the soil who has contributed, in no small measure, to the rapid growth of Adamawa state and the country in general.
The occasion which was held yesterday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, in Abuja,brought together the elites of Adamawa state to honour Atiku who many described him as the pillar of Democracy.
Bindow noted that the traditional title of Waziri is a highly revered office in the Lamido emirate and Atiku is the most deserve of the office, as it is equivalent to a Prime Ministers.
Sen Bindow used the occasion to reiterate the need for continued prayers for president Mujammadu Buhari for what he said the President is doing a good work to revive the economy and the security of the country that is being threaten.
All Adamawa indigenes basing in Abuja under the Adamawa Community Association (ACA) with former federal head of service, Alhaji Sali, as it’s chairman organised the reception in honour of the former President.
The new Wazirin Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar took the audience down memory lane with a solemn roll call of the fallen heroes of Adamawa state, whom he described as selfless and dedicated people “who laid their lives for the unity of Nigeria”.
He mentioned the likes of 1st republic defence minister, Rubadu, late general Gibson Jallo, late Air Vice Marshall Ibrahim Alfa, late major TW Hunohashi popularly known as Hauka Da Bori as well as the likes of former IGP Gambo Jimeta, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, amongst many heroes of Adamawa state whose immense contributions, he said, cannot be forgoten or wished away.
The new Waziri used the opportunity provided by the event to dispel rumour making rounds that their is political friction between him and the Governor of Adamawa state. He said no such thing exists.
In a press statement signed by the Governor Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Macaulay Hunohashi Atiku urged all citizens of Adamawa state not to relent in there support for the Bindow-led administration in its determined effort to provide dividends of good governance for the people.