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Late Solomon Lar Foundation Solicits Renaming Of Plateau State University To His Name

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Yakubu Wuyep

The death of Solomon  Daushep Lar remain  indelible  in the  sands of  time  as a foundation was set up a posthumous birthday in honour of contribution  to the  development  of democracy  good  governance.

 

The country  remember  with  grief  and  sorrow  ,the passing  on of our beloved  father  and and  of Africa  finest  and  foremost  Elder statesman , first civilian governor of Plateau state  the (Emancipator) Chief Solomon Daushep Lar at the Langtang north Mini Stadium Nigerian and  the  Tarok nation gathered  to felt the  impact  of death  of Chief  Solomon  which  huge vacuum  was regrettably created  October, 9th 2013 born April 17th,1928 in Pakna.

 

“We always  remember  you  ,our dear  father  ,with great  nostalgia  ruminating  on how much  we missed  your fatherly  counsel and  the  bond of love  which  we shared  together  while  you  were alive  ,the leadership takes solace  in the  fact  that  you  served humanity  wholesomely and  creditably which remain indelible  in the  sands of time  and  reference  point  not only  to this  generation  but  generations yet unborn”.

 

The Chairman  of the  foundation  held at  Langtang mini Stadium  , Hon Samuel Mafuyai eulogies late Lar as one great  politician who  live for  betterment  of citizens  .

 

Solomon  was on the  world  scene  for over  80 years  were many have  testified  to his person and  how their lives  were touched by him, we have  no doubt  many  Nigerian  whether  at home  or in diaspora  have  done all they could  to forestall  his home  calling  at the  beginning  our relationship.

 

Mafuyai solicited the  cooperation  of all asundry   that proactive steps should be taken towards supporting Lar’s foundation to enable it sustain his legacies.

 

He called on government at all level , non-governmental organizations, philanthropists and the general public to as a matter of fact key into the  promotion  of  health, education and economic empowerment vulnerable  people  in the  world  today  who  are mostly  ravaged  by communal  conflicts  in sub-Sahara  Africa.

 

The Chairman  reiterated  the need  for  renaming of Plateau state University Bokkos  to Solomon Daushep  Lar University which   was applauded by all  sundry for love establishing secondary  schools across  plateau and  Nasarawa states and that should reconsider as overwhelming  decision to renege on his contribution .

 

“I  call on the Plateau State government under the able leadership of Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong to kindly revisit the issues surrounding the naming of Plateau State University, Bokkos as Solomon Daushep Lar University as a mark of respect  to leadership  late Solomon  Daushep  Lar”.

 

We feel that the naming of this citadel of learning to immortalize Lar was a step in the right direction which was applauded by many.

“We are therefore, appealing to the state government to reconsider its decision of naming of the university after the late icon. The Plateau State government should take a cue from Kano State which named their state university after their renown orator, Alhaji Maitama Sule by enacting an enabling law to that effect,” he said.

 

The Jonah Jang administration had in December 2013 renamed the university after Lar at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, where his remains was formally received on arrival from London. But till date that had remained a mere declaration as nothing has changed in the university to that effect.

 

In her remarks, the former Plateau State Deputy Governor and now Chairman of the Board of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Pauline Tallen, said apart from being father to all, the late Lar has the fear of God and always enjoined them to do everything with the fear of God, including politics.

 

She described him as a detrabilized Nigerian and one who is friendly to all irrespective of gender, class, tribe or religion, adding that all hands must be on deck to ensure that his foundation is boosted.

 

Similarly in his goodwill message, the chairmanship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Lantang North Local Government Area, Comrade Laven Ubandoma Joshua, said Lar took transformational politics with great seriousness and that he was peoples’-centered as well as a symbol of unity to the entire country.

 

Joshua, who acknowledged that he was mentored by Lar, said his foundation has already built goodwill, and advancement in several areas in many communities since his demise.

Highlight of the event, which was well attended and the stadium filled to capacity, includes march past by women and different groups, music and entertainment, lectures/goodwill messages, playlet.

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