A security guard at the Adamawa State House of Assembly has been pleasantly surprised.
The guard was gifted a new car by the state legislators and this was the highlight of the valedictory session of the Adamawa State House of Assembly on Friday.
During the last session of the 7th Assembly, the Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas, presented the key to a new Toyota Starlet car to Malam Zira Kwaji, a guard at the Assembly complex described as being exceptionally hardworking.
“This man is ever available: morning, afternoon, and night; just call him and he is there for you, working far beyond the calls of his beat,” the Speaker said to the applause of the legislators and workers of the assembly.
Abbas disclosed that members of the House contributed towards buying the car for Kwaji, who, DAILY POST learnt, did not even have a bicycle.
The car came with N100,000 in cash for fuel.
Zira Kwaji, who told newsmen that he found pleasure in doing his job, said he did not anticipate any special recognition and certainly not a gift of a car.
The Friday valedictory session, which officially brought the 7th Assembly to an end, was attended by legislators, workers, former members of the assembly, and members of the public.
Each of the state legislators who attended the valedictory session made a speech, including the Majority Leader, Janet Kefas, who was thankful that no member died in the last four years and the members never had occasion to exchange angry blows.
The only woman in the 25-member Assembly, Kate Raymond, who will return to the 8th Assembly (as the only female member of the House), urged her fellow members-elect not to take their re-election for granted but to thank their constituents for, once again, trusting them for diligent service.
Speaker Abbas, in his valedictory speech, disclosed that the 7th Assembly had, since 2019, passed 65 bills and 63 resolutions, adding that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri had signed 37 of those bills into law.