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Northern Governors Mourn Elder Statesman, Paul Unongo

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The Northern Governors Forum has mourned the late elder statesman, Dr. Paul Wantaregh Unongo.

In a statement, Wednesday, by Governor Lalong’s spokesperson, Dr. Makut Simon Macham quoted the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong saying the late Paul Unongo was an achiever who served Nigeria with passion and patriotism.

According to the statement, Lalong who described him as a thorough intellectual and notable politician said the deceased played a great role in the democratic journey of Nigeria and will be remembered as one who stood for justice, equity, and fairness.

He said as Minister for Steel Development in the Second Republic and pioneer Secretary General of the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP), Unongo demonstrated the capacity and ability to work with Nigerians from all works of life and different parts of the country towards building a greater nation.

The Northern Governors Chairman also recalled that Unongo was the Convener and former Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum which took a special interest in issues regarding the development of the region and the nation at large, the statement added.

Governor Lalong also said such interventions drew attention to and mobilized support for the plight of the people of the Northern Region particularly in the areas of peace and security, agriculture, education, health, and infrastructure among others.

Unongo according to the Governor never failed to speak out on national issues and advance solutions to resolving them.

While commiserating with his family, Government, and the people of Benue State, the Northern Governors Forum prayed to God to grant his soul eternal rest.

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