One Plateau Unity Forum yesterday called on the government to name Bukuru – Jos express way after late Gen John Shagaya.
The group described late Gen John Nanzip Shagaya as an icon who will always be missed.
A statement jointly signed by the chairman, Arum Ajiji and secretary, Plems Kyentu, the group call on Plateau State government to immortalize late Shagaya whom they described as an illustrious son of the state.
“The government should name Bukuru – Jos express way after Gen John Shagaya as a mark of honour to his selfless contributions to the Plateau people.”
“We the members of one Plateau Unity Forum received the news of his death as a great shock. Shagaya was a man with many caps. A bridge builder in its true sense, a detribalised and amazing Personality,”
“We have hardly begun to prepare to celebrate this ray of light and beacon of hope not only to the Taroh nation, but the state and the country as a whole when the cold hands of death snatched him away from us. No grieving message is enough to express how much we love and miss him.”
“The remarkable achievements he made in his military career as a one time ECOMOG commander, minister during Gen Ibrahim Babangida and upon retirement, serving as a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria speaks volume of a man whose legacies will remain relevant in the annals of Nigeria’s history,” the statement added.
“Here was a man passionate about helping others and serving his country, a man who though retired but never got tired in giving his best and making positive impact on the lives of many Nigerians. The Senator was an achiever par excellence who gave his all in call to duty by yearning for order and discipline in his life.”
“To his immediate family, we sincerely commiserate with you and pray that the Almighty God will never leave you nor forsake you in this moment of grief.”
Shagaya died in a ghastly motor accident along Langtang Pankshin road on his way back to Jos from his home town Langtang on Sunday.
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