By; Bala B. Bitrus, Minna.
Niger State House of Assembly has resolved to give a post-humous recognition and immortalized the late former Governor of the state, Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure for his sterling contributions to the development of the state.Kure who was the third civilian Governor of the state, was Governor between May, 1999 and May, 2007. He died on the 8th of January this year following a brief illness in a German hospital.
At its Tuesday plenary, the state House of Assembly had during it’s sitting and deliberations on matters under urgent importance, passed the motion seeking to immortalize the late former Governor for the good works he did for the state and Nigeria as a whole when he was alive.
The motion moved by his kinsman, Hon. Adamu Hassan Abugi, a member representing Lapai constituency in the Assembly was roundly accepted, adopted and passed by the 27 members of the legislature.The members unanimously suggested three state owned public institutions to the executive arm of government out of which one would be picked to be named after the late former Governor as mark of honour to him to immortalize his name.
The public institutions being penciled down include the Niger State College of Agriculture, Mokwa, in Mokwa local government council, the Niger State College of Education, Minna and the Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru in Wushishi Local Government Area.Speaker of the House, Hon Ahmed Marafa Guni while eulogizing the late former Governor, said “Kure was an honest gentlemaan. He directed the Clerk of the Assembly to immediately communicate the decision of the House to the executive arm for implementation.The mover of the motion, Hon. Abugi said he was moved by the contributions of the late former Governor to the socio-political and economic development of the state and the fact that the deceased had during his lifetime, impacted on the lives of many a citizens and built bridges of friendship across not only the three senatorial zones in the state but across boundaries in Nigeria as well.Hon. Abugi noted that “late Kure was not just a former Governor but he was a father to many and a mentor to many outside Niger state”.
As a civil engineer, Kure is credited with many star edifices and structures in the Federal Capital Territory which are eloquent testimonies of his taste, quality and stewardship in the service of humanity and his father land.