A Message of Profound Gratitude
By Governor Babagana Umara Zulum
I will like to extend a message of profound gratitude to everyone who contributed to the successful wedding fatiha we hosted on Saturday in Maiduguri.
I and my entire family are deeply honoured and we shall remain eternally grateful to everyone who supported the event in whatever form.
I will like to convey my deepest gratitude to His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, who was represented by His Excellency, Vice President Kashim Shettima, GCON.
I am grateful to His Excellency, our former President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR who fatherly served as representative of the Zulum family during the wedding fatiha.
I am grateful to their Excellencies the Speaker House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Tajudeen Abbas and Deputy Senate President, Barau Jibrin.
I am grateful to acting national chairman of the APC, Senator Abubakar Kyari, other national and state executives of the APC and leaders of all political parties who supported the event.
I am grateful to my colleagues, their Excellencies the Governors of Abia- Alex Otti, Adamawa- Ahmadu Fintiri, Bauchi- Bala Mohammed, Ebonyi- Francis Nwifuru, Gombe- Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya, Imo- Hope Uzodimma, Jigawa- Malam Umar Namadi, Katsina- Dikko Radda, Kwara- AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Lagos- Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Nasarawa- Engr Abdullahi A. Sule, Niger- Mohammed Umar Bago, Ogun- Dapo Abiodun, Sokoto- Ahmad Aliyu, Yobe- Mai Mala Buni, and Zamfara- Dauda Lawal.
I am grateful to presidential and other delegations from neighboring countries.
I am grateful to our elder statesman- Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, GCON, National Security Adviser- Mal. Nuhu Ribadu, Group CEO of NNPCL- Mele Kyari Kolo, former Governors their Excellencies Maina Ma’aji Lawan, Ali Modu Sheriff, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, Nasir El-Rufai, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, John Kayode Fayemi and Senator Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
I am grateful to the former Senate President- Senator Ahmed Lawan, APC’s governorship candidate in Adamawa State- Senator Aisha Binani, immediate past IGP, Usman Baba Alkali, numerous serving and former national and state assembly members, former ministers who include Professor Isa Ali Pantami, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Hadi Sirika, Mustapha Baba Shehuri and Professor Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole. Federal Permanent Secretaries of Works, and Health; immediate past Board Chairman of UMTH and members of the board.
I am grateful to businessmen and philanthropists- Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi and the CEO of Sahad stores- Alhaji Ibrahim Mijinyawa amongst other dignitaries too numerous to mention.
I am grateful to our numerous royal fathers who were warmly hosted by His Eminence the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi, CFR.
I am grateful to many of our elders from within and outside Borno State, including delegation from
Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation led by His Excellency, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
I am grateful to members of the state security council, the academic community, my classmates and colleagues from secondary school, Ramat Polytechnic, UNIMAID, University of Ibadan and NIPSS; to journalists, social media promoters, and all professional groups, labour unions, clubs and associations within and outside Borno.
I am grateful to members of the organizing committee, my friends and the entire good people of Borno State for their unquantifiable support.
I am grateful to anyone or group I may have inadvertently omitted.
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.