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