The Bauchi State Students embarked on a march to remember the life and values of late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. The students held that Balewa, who was the first Prime Minister of Nigeria, rendered a selfless service to the country and deserved to be recognised and immortalised.
They asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare 15th January, 2020 the day he died as a public holiday.
The march held in his honour kicked-off from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium down to his residence. The students also visited his tomb where a wreath was laid in his honour.
We march on the street of Bauchi state to remember and mourn with the families of late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
We observed prayers for the legend and also called upon the attention of all Nigerian leaders to imitate from his good legacies.
We are requesting the Federal Government to declare 15th January a public holiday in honour of the legacies he left.
We want all stakeholders in Bauchi State, North-East and the country at large to Support Education Under the new initiative of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Memorial Students’ Trust Fund (ATBMSTF), said National President of National Union of Bauchi State Students, Adamu Musa Kaloma. Kaloma clarify that the trust fund is aimed at helping those from underprivileged families in Bauchi State.