The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has called on Nigerian youths on Wednesday, to rise against racial and religious differences standing against the unity and harmony of the country.
The NSHA speaker made the call while welcoming Sir Ahmadu Bello Prestigious Merit Award as the most exceptional speaker of the Assembly in Northern Nigeria bestowed on him by the Global Alliance of Northern Nigeria Youths in Lafia.
Abdullahi noted that rising against racism would bring permanent peace among the Nigerians. He also assured the young people of his constant drive to offer laws that would have a direct bearing on the lives of people in the country.
“Ahmadu Bello, the late Sardauna is our mentor, a role model, and a leader of all Nigerians that we all will remember for his sacrifice. As youths, you have the task of uniting and contributing to the development of the country positively.” said the NSHA speaker.
Secretary of the Northern Youths group, Mohammed Awal told him that they have been following the leadership qualities that got him the award. “After a thorough assessment, the Nasarawa speaker was elected for the award due to his quality leadership style.
“We are happy with your leadership style as you have ensured the executive/legislative working relationship. Despite being a speaker you have sponsored many private member bills as the 5th assembly with the highest number of bills in the state since the inception of the institution.
“Still at 6th assembly, in one year the House under your watch passed 15 bills which are among the highest in the country, this is commendable. You have done well in your constituency in the areas of Youths and women empowerment as well as scholarship,” he said.