Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has commended the Iya Abass family for launching a programme aimed at alleviating poverty in the society.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Chief Crowther Seth made the disclosure at the formal launch of the Iya Abbass memorial Foundation which took place at the FCE Yola, Tuesday.
The programme which was put together by the children of Late Abubakar Iya Abass is designed to capture empowerment programmes for women and youth, offer of scholarship to the less privileged, provision of health care materials and several projects that will benefit the down trodden.
At the launch of the initiative which was dubbed the “Iya Abass Memorial foundation,” numerous contributions of Abubakar Iya Abass were enumerated by several well-meaning dignitaries in the society.
Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth applauded the initiative saying such programmes are a delight to the government since they aim to alleviate poverty.
He assured of governments readiness to support and encourage such life impacting projects.
Speaker after speaker at the event which included pupil, students, colleagues, children and associates showered eulogies on him acknowledging his sacrifices for the present generation.
The Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly Rt Hon Aminu Iya Abass appreciated the presence of all individuals who graced to occasion and was also thankful for all the Frank talks about their father that was narrated by people who knew him from the yesteryears.
The event attracted dignitaries that cut across different personalities such as Former EFCC Boss Mallan Nuhu Ribadu, Auwal Tukur, Adamu Kamale, Abdulrahman Modibo Girei, Deputy Speaker ADHA Hon Pwamwakaino Mackondo and members of the State assembly, Musa Bubakari Kamale, Ayuba Tumba, Julde Grumpawo, several traditional and title holders and a host of others.