Bauchi holds memorial prayer for late PM Tafawa Balewa


Tafawa Balewa

By Auwalu Birnin Kudu

The Bauchi State Government has organised a memorial prayer in remembrance of the late Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.

It was the third edition and was held in Bauchi on Saturday.

Sen. Baba Tela, the deputy governor said the event was organised to remember Tafawa Balewa’s sacrifice and contributions to nation building.

He said the late prime minister was selfless, honest, hardworking.

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He urged Nigerians to emulate his leadership qualities and developmental politics.

The highlight of the event was a special prayer session for unity and prosperity in the country held at the prime minister’s tomb. .

The event was attended by top government functionaries, members of the state House of Assembly, community and religious leaders as well as members of the Tafawa Balewa’s family.

Tafawa Balewa alongside prominent political leaders was assassinated in an aborted coup by soldiers on 15 Jan. 1966.

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