Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has again expressed deep sorrow over the demise of one of the illustrious sons of the State and elder statesman, Prof. Dakum Shawn who died after a protracted illness.
Dakum Shown, an academic and politician, was the first Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly who held office in the Second Republic from 1979 to 1983 during the administration of Chief Solomon Daushep Lar.
Governor Lalong said "its another great loss for the people of Plateau State as one of its finest politicians is called to glory. Prof. Dakum Shown was an honest, patriotic, fearless and competent person who gave his all to every assignment he handled. He left so many legacies in the socio-political landscape of the State and the Nation having impacted many positively ".
The Governor recalls his role in laying the foundation for sound education in Plateau State and Northern Nigeria, as the first Nigerian Principal of the famous Girls High School Gindiri (GHS) where he taught and mentored many young persons that are today contributing positively to the society.
His political experience and contributions according to Governor Lalong have also enhanced the fortunes of democracy in the State and Nigeria as a whole. He praised his contributions to the development of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS where he was once its Chairman.
Lalong while consoling his immediate family, friends, well wishers and associates, asked them to take solace in the fact that late Prof. Shown lived a fruitful life and raised many who will carry on his legacies.
Makut Simon Macham, Ph.D
Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum.
18th March 2020
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