Comrade Usman Okai Austin has commemorated with His Excellency Senator Nicholas Yahaya Ugbane on his 68th birthday.
In a statement signed by him and made available to media; he tagged the Senator as ‘Honest and Sincere Personality’
“On behalf of myself and my family,I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Sen. Nicholas Yahaya as he clocks + 1 today.
Distinguish Senator , I salute your selfless leadership and I am proud to tell you that it’s been a great privilege to sit down with you on many occasions and listen to words of wisdom and fluent use of Igala adage.
He said Senator Nicholas Ugbane remains a committed party man, who did everything to expand the frontiers and influence of the party.
Part of the statement Read :
Ugbane today is one of the pillars of Kogi state politics, as a senator he was very vocal and deeply noticeable in the chamber, Senator Ugbane is a man of many parts. Many people may not understand him, but I thank God that I know his heart. If you want someone who has a heart for the party,and his people he is such a person.
“There are so many things he does for the party and he does not want people to know. But we know he is a pillar; truly, Senator Ugbane is a good man.
“I am truly glad that he is kicking and healthy, May God give you many more fruitful years and a happy family.
‘If we have few more persons like him, the party will be strengthened beyond limits. I believe that as we move forward, we are going to witness that.
Ugbane a professional per excellent, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, 1992-94; Sub-Committee, M.Sc Banking and Finance inTertiary Institutions of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, 1992-94; fellow:
Chartered Institute of Bankers,1993; Associate Member, Institute of Management Specialists, Warwickshire, England, 1980; Nigeria Institute of Management, 1984; mm: Student Union Parliament, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1977;
1993-94; Senator-elect, Kogi East State Senatorial District on the Platform of UNCP,
1998; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Kogi State,
1999-2000; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Kogi,
2000; Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Solid Minerals, 2000-01;
Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2001-03;
Elected Senator, Federal Republic of Nigeria, since 2003; ch..Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, ch., Senate Committee on INEC, Senate Sub-Committee (INEC, 2003; v-chl, Senate Services Committee, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), mm: Senate Committee on Niger Delta; Senate Committee on Public Accounts; Senate Committee on INEC; Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development; Senate Committee on Inter Parliamentary Affairs; Senate Committee on National Identity Card and Natural Population;
This is wishing you a happy birthday and many happy returns.