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Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged the alumni of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, to be good ambassadors of the institution.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Dankyes Ephraim, the association’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Social Secretary, on Friday in Jos.

Ephraim said that Lalong gave the advice when the newly elected officers of the Plateau chapter of the association in company of the national leadership visited the governor’s office in Jos.

The governor, who also was an alumnus of ABU, congratulated the new officers for their election in a free and fair election.

“In everything you do, please try and be good ambassadors of our alma mater.

“There is great prospect for the alumni in Plateau as you can see that a greater percentage of my cabinet members are ABU alumni,” he said.

He assured them that his doors were open to the alumni.

The President, ABU Zaria Alumni World-wide, Mr Sani Khalil, thanked Gov. Lalong for accepting to meet the delegation in spite of his tight schedules.

Khalil sympathised with the governor over the security situation bedeviling Plateau and, indeed, Nigeria.

The president highlighted some of the several achievements of the association which include: the laying of the foundation for a postgraduate student’s hostel on Samaru Campus and the donation of a hostel complex by the Zamfara Government.

He solicited the governor’s support in assisting the institution to regain its glory.

Khalil also appealed to the governor to assist the chapter’s leadership on the Plateau to acquire an alumni office in Jos to enhance its activities.

The president appreciated the governor on his visit to Congo Campus, Samaru, and thanked him for promising to assist his alma mater.

Highlight of the visit was the investiture of Gov. Lalong with the ABU Alumni muffler and the lapel pin.

Peter Amine

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