Dogara At 50: NIgeria Is Blessed To Have A Quitisential Leader- Captain Hosa
By, Uchechukwu Ugboaja
The Right Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has been described as a quintessential leader and a hope for the future of Nigeria by Captain Hosa Wells Okumbo.
This statement was made by the Edo state born business mogul at the 50th birthday celebration held in honour of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara who dedicated his special day to the cause of charity especially to the IDP’s in the North-East of Nigeria where he hails from.
Speaking during the launch of the book “Dogara: A Reed Made Flint” published by ace publisher of Ovation International Magazine, Otunba Dele Momodu, Captain Hosa expressed delight to be a part of an event that would directly be impacting on the lives of the less privileged in society, because according to him he had always dedicated his life to the cause of humanity and the downtrodden in society.
As over N250 million was being raised from contributions from Captain Hosa and his group of friends, the Dangote Group and other political friends and associates of the Rt. Honourable Speaker. The veteran pilot who would be 60 years in January (2018) had called Speaker Dogara a younger brother and a good man not just because he would be giving every penny raised from this book launch to charity but also because his qualities as a leader had endeared so many across the political, religious, ethnic and racial divide to him even at such an early age of 50.
He further promised the continuous support of the entire business community which he represented at the event to every good cause that will elevate the sufferings of Nigerian’s. The event was well attended by several dignitaries including the Senate President Dr Olubukola Saraki, his wife, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha who represented President Buhari; Governors of Sokoto state, Bauchi state and Ogun state.
Others are Alhaji Alimodu Sheriff former embattled Chairman of PDP, Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps. and other Distinguished Senators, Honourable members from the National Assembly and the Group Managing Director of the NNPC Dr. Maikanti Baru who made out time amidst the lingering fuel crisis situation in the country to felicitate with the amiable speaker.