By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Speaker, Kaduna State House Of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani has bagged a title of Epitome of Democracy from the Tsaunin Kura Residents Association (Sabo GRA), Kaduna.
Presenting a souvenir for the title to him at the State Assembly on Monday November 30, 2020, President General of Sabo GRA, Comrade Dr Silas Adamu explained that it was in view of dividends of Democracy that have reached the 23 local government areas of the state since he assumed the position.
“We are not blind to the fact that in less than one year, Zailani Absolute Care Foundation, where you are its Patron, has touched many lives of our citizens across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state and the Sabon Tasha GRA community has a special place in its soul and praying for Allah’s continuous guide and protection in order to continue your laudable efforts at bringing succor to the poor masses of the state.
*In this wise, Rt. Hon. Speaker, our community looks up to ypu in supporting its quest for the state government to begin the rehabilitation of roads at the Sabon Tasha as already shown by His Excellency, Governor Nasir el-Rufai, in assessing the roads through KADRRA, demonstrating that it is only this government that has shown true love to this government layout since its establishment in 1978.
“We are also happy and are proud to say that your choice as the Chairman Northern Speaker’s Forum (NSF) is truly deserved, in view of the charismatic leadership qualities you posses, which is desired in this trying times on the Northern region.
“Having said this, I on behalf of the community, present the title, EPITOME of DEMOCRACY to.you, optimistic that it would spur you on to greater service to the State Assembly’, our dear state, the North and Nigeria,” he said.
Comrade Adamu said that Sabon Tasha GRA residents, under the auspices of the Tsaunin Kura (Sabon Tasha) GRA Residents Association, have been been in awe of his monumental contributions to the heights of the present administration in bringing the dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of the teeming people of Kaduna State.
“Our visit is to solidarixe with you and congratulate you on the attainment of the exalted office of the Speaker of the State Assembly of a state which occupies a special position as not only the undisputed capital of the northern region, but also the economic and political gateway of the entire Northern part of the country, Nigeria and to honour you for these unassailable contributions to our democratic strides.
“We are optimistic that with your support, the infrastructural intervention we solemnly seek will speedily begin
“Often times, Rt. Honourable Speaker, most politicians adopt a culture of being too busy to see their constituents even when the callings of their offices are not as busy as they would want us to know, simply because they believe every constituent is seeking for pecuniary gains,” he added.
He explained that his positive contributions to democratic engagements in Kaduna State as the revered Honourable Speaker of the State Assembly will remain indelible in his political strides.
The President General recalled that Tsaunin Kura (Sabo GRA) was created by the state government as a high brow residential area by the Kaduna State Government’ in 1978.
“The residential layout, which boasts of being one of the largest and we’ll planned layouts has since then suffered neglect from previous governments.
“Today, it is home to thousands of households who are law abiding and patriotic citizens of our great state and country, Nigeria, and yearning for the development of their neglected community , through your exalted office.
“We are glad that the present administration in Kaduna State, led by Malam Nasir el-Rufai has rekindled our hopes of providing infrastucture befitting a layout of this standard.
*Only recently, His Excellency mandated the Kaduna Roads Agency (KADRA) to visit the community and assess our roads with a view to accommodating us in the expansive urban renewal project being undertaken by the state government.
“This development has generated a lot of excitement from residents, whom have been committed to remittance of the annual ground rents and other statutory obligations,” he informed.
He said that they are optimistic that with his support, the Infrastructural Intervention they solemnly seek will speedily begin.
“The honour we are bestowing on you did not come about in error, but in recognition of your leadership of the House of Assembly’ which has led to several people oriented development in our state.
“We wish you God’s blessings and protection as you continue to light up the path to a greater and more united Kaduna State,” he prayed.
Other Executives at the visit are; Joseph Onoja (Vice President General), Patrick Fumen (Assistant Secretary General), Apollos Shinkut (Financial Secretary), Jonah Silas (Treasurer), Mrs. Cecilia Dzingina (Women Leader), Cletus Ogbonna (Welfare Secretary), Emmanuel Zuahu (Auditor), Jonah Adua Kure (Youth Leader) and Jacob Onjewu Dickson (Executive PRO).