Mr. Paul Unongo replaced Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule, who died in Cairo last week, at 88.
“The North is in dire of good leaders that will redirect its focus. We want you to provide good leadership that will chart a new path for it,” Benue State House of Assembly Speaker said, in a reaction to Unongo’s emergence as Northern Elder’s Forum chairman on Thursday, in Abuja.
At the Abuja meeting, former Minister of Agriculture, Alhaji Zangon Daura, was elected Deputy Chairman, while former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Ango Abduallhi, retained his position as spokesman..
“Your emergence is divine and well deserved; you have committed your life to serve Nigeria and its people, so this recognition is a challenge for you to do more,”
Unongo had consistently worked with other elder statesmen in Benue and the north-central political zone to build a united and strong country everyone would be proud of, and particularly commended their commitment to one Nigeria as an indivisible entity.