SPEAKER DOGARA CELEBRATES HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY
Indeed it was a day of joy, worthy of celebration as Hon. Yakubu Dogara turned 50. It is also of worthy note that the first 3 citizens of our great country Nigeria were born in the month of December, as the president and senate president also celebrated their birth days on the 17th and 19th respectively. It was a great day for the birthday boy Hon. Dogara as he had sworn not to celebrate any birthday till he turned 50.
The day started with a thanks giving service at the Living Faith Church, Goshen City, Abuja which had the vice president Prof. Yemi
Osibanjo in attendance and other dignitaries and also a visit to 19 orphanages by the speaker’s team. The birthday proper took place later in the evening at the Abuja International Conference center.
The event started with the arrival of invited guest and musical interludes from the legendary Dr. Panam Percy Paul and his band. The event had in attendance men and women of different timbers and calibers. The President was represented by the SFG Mr. Boss Mustapha . The senate president Sen. Bukola Saraki was the chairman of the occasion. Other special guest present were the governors of Nassarawa state represented by his deputy, governor of Sokoto, Bauchi, Amir of Dass, former speaker of the house of representatives, Mrs. Mariam Abacaha, captains of industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, distinguished senators and Honorable members, his former class mates from secondary school and university and a host of others.
The event which had a lot of activities lined up was well organized and filled with glamour. With the hall sweetly decorated to suit the event and its kind of guest, its an evening you wish could last longer. There was also a book lunch by the Speaker titled “Dogara a reed made flint”.
The book which is a summed up biography of the Honorable Speaker was written by celebrity OAP Chief Dele Mohmodu and was reviewed by Hon. Ruben, The forward of the book was written by President Mohammadu Buhari himself. There also music performance by gospel singer Tope Alabi and her band and comedy by Sam and Song.
All the proceeds from the book lunch and a football match played earlier between the senators and house of reps members were to be used for charity by the Speaker to help the IDP’s of his state. A really generous and noble gesture you can say. In his speech he said when asked what he wanted for his birthday, he answered to give birth to my society especially the IDP’s. He further thanked everybody for honoring his invitation, the event planners and managers, entertainers present and also assured of continued service to our great nation whenever he is called upon.
I cant tell you all that happen cause I won’t finish writing it anytime soon. Well it was a fun filled day for everyone. May God continue to bless and keep him Amen.
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