NYSC DG Urges Parents To Invest In Children As Kana Community Honours Sons

NYSC DG Urges Parents To Invest In Children As Kana Community Honours Sons

By David Christopher, Lafia

The Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has tasked parents on the need to invest in the education of their children.

He stated this while presenting a paper at the Grand reception and award ceremony of Eloyi sons and daughters of Kana Community, Agwada development area of Nasarawa State.

Speaking on the importance of education and national development, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, represented by director planning and statistics of the scheme, Alhaji Ahmad said education remained the key to national development and top most priority since colonial administration, calling on Kana community to redouble their spirit in promoting the education of their children for the sustainable development of the community.

On their parts, Senator representing Nasarawa Western zone, Abdullahi Adamu, represented by Air commodore Yahaya Owun retired, and Barrister Labaran Magaji, Federal ministry of Justice, Abuja, commended Kana community for organizing such a memorable event especially by recognizing their sons and daughters who contributed immensely for the growth and development of the community, called on them to sustain the spirit.

While giving a brief history of Kana Eloyi, the pioneer registrar, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Alhaji Abubakar Kana, disclosed that Kana people originated from Yemen and settled at different places such as Sudan, Khartun, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali and Borno Kanem Empire and subsequently moved down to Kana, where the people embraced Islam and Christianity respectively.

Earlier, chairman, Kana community, Engineer Okegye Joseph Kana, opined that they decided to organize the event to honour their sons and daughters who dedicated their selfless service to Kana community and appreciated those that contributed for the success of the event, calling for support to enable them succeed.

Those honoured by Kana community are, Federal permanent secretary, Doctor Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, the commissioner for justice and Attorney general of Nasarawa state, doctor Abdulkarim Abubakar Kana, Justice Isa Ibini Kana, the Assistant inspector general of police AIG Ayuba Ede, doctor Joseph Osu Ogbere and Major general Shuaibu Ibrahim, DG NYSC, among others just as the posthumous awards were also giving to the family of late leaders of the community.
AljazirahNigeria,gathered that the said grand reception and Award ceremony had in attendance illustrious sons and daughters of the community as well as dignitaries from all works of lifes.

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