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Bauchi govt to rehabilitate Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s tomb

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State says his administration has concluded plans to rehabilitate the tomb complex of late Prime Minister of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

Mr Mohammed stated this at the annual remembrance day of the late prime minister on Tuesday at the tomb in Bauchi.

He called on the younger generation to imbibe the virtues and legacies of the late prime minister.

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The governor, represented by the Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Mr Abdul Hassan, described Tafawa Balewa as a Pan-Africanist and patriotic Nigerian who struggled for Nigeria’s self-determination.

He said his administration had made an adequate provision in the 2024 budget to give the edifice a face lift and to provide books and modern facilities to upgrade the resource centre to a world class standard.

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Mohammed, however, urged the Federal Government to come up with an appropriate national recognition for the late prime minister.

Also speaking, a member representing Madara/Chinade in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Nasiru Ala, said that he would initiate and ensure that a day to remember the late prime Minister was adopted and accented to.

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The 2024 annual remembrance day and prayer for the late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was graced with the presence of Emir of Misau, Ahmed Sulaiman.

Others included, representatives of the Emir of Katagum, representatives of some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), scholars and student unions.

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