• Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Ex-reps. deputy speaker pledges to usher in era of development for constituents 

Idris Wase

Idris Wase, former deputy speaker of the federal house of representatives and current member representing Wase federal constituency of  Plateau state at the National Assembly, has pledged to usher in an era of development for his constituency.

Wase committed during the inauguration of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Wase Local Government Study Center which he played a pivotal role in facilitating.

The event, which garnered significant attention, saw a convergence of prominent figures including Simon Lalong, the immediate past governor of Plateau State and the senator representative of Plateau South, representative of the Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, national assembly members, and traditional rulers among others.

Addressing the audience at the commissioning ceremony, Wase emphasized his unwavering dedication to fostering progress and growth within the Wase federal constituency.

He articulated his vision for the area, promising to utilize his position to attract substantial development initiatives that will empower the constituents and enhance their overall quality of life.

He appreciated President Bola Tinubu for creating an enabling environment, saying, “I want to appreciate His Excellency President Bola Tinubu for giving us the environment to operate and commission this project.”

The federal lawmaker highlighted the broader impact of the new university, saying, “When we have this university, it will serve as an Open University and a centre for learning, not only for the people of Plateau State but also for those in Gombe, Taraba, and other neighbouring states;”.

In his speech, Simon Lalong, the immediate past governor of Plateau state and senator representing Plateau South, appreciated the establishment of the study centre as a herald of progress and prosperity.

He admired the significant stride towards accessible education, set to benefit not only the immediate constituents but also individuals from the neighbouring states of Taraba, Adamawa Bauchi and Gombe states.

“The establishment of this centre is significant for advancing education, which is a key priority. It aligns with President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s policy thrust. This centre will benefit not only people from Plateau but also those outside the state. Moreover, more institutions have been created in Basham, benefiting Wase, Plateau state, and Nigeria. We urge the community to continue their support, as more developments are expected in Wase.

“The unfolding narrative paints a vivid picture of communal delight and approval, with actions like these not just representing mere projects but testaments to enduring leadership and commitment to fostering democratic dividends”; Lalong said.

Also speaking, Olufemi Peters, the Vice Chancellor, NOUN represented by Isaac Butswat, the VC administration said the centre’s mission is to empower Nigerians through education, foster community engagement, and facilitate sustainable development, adding that It also offers comprehensive educational programs from early childhood development to vocational training and adult literacy, aiming to help individuals reach their full potential.

“We offer a diverse range of educational programs, a well-stocked resource library, and community outreach activities. Our partnerships with government agencies, educational institutions, NGOs, and the private sector will support these initiatives”.

The commissioning of the NOUN Wase Local Government Study Center serves as a stepping stone towards a future brimming with promise and possibilities for the constituents of Wase Federal Constituency, heralding a new era of growth and development under the stewardship of Idris Wase.