Politics is all about service to humanity—-Mark
Senate President Senator David Mark has told the political class and all public office seekers to make service to the society anchored on the welfare and security of the people the corner stone of their ambitions.
Senator Mark stated that any political ambition not anchored on that premise is bound to hit the rocks.
Speaking at Igumale, Ado Local government area of Benue state at the weekend after receiving the traditional title of Ogblonekwu-Egidi ( meaning- the only tree big enough to cover the forest) and his wife Helen as the Ofianya ( Meaning- a woman greater than her peers), from the the paramount ruler of Igumale land, Ochapa of Igumale, Chief Joseph Ochili, he said “service to humanity is my driving force in politics.”
He said “those looking for financial fortune in politics cannot go far because the people cannot be misled for long. Anybody who is not ready to sacrifice for the service of the people must quit politics.”
Mark who was represented by his Wife, Helen during the event said the the Chieftaincy tittles conferred on them would spur us ” to continue to serve our people diligently, honestly, fairly and with the fear of God.”
He stressed that he will remain grateful and indeed indebted for “this show of love and solidarity which is a manifestation that we have been able to impact positively on the lives of our people.
“In whom much is given, much is equally expected. As one of you, together we shall strive to continue to contribute our own quota to the overall development of Idoma land , Benue state and the nation at large.”
Mark further said the decision to establish a community school in the area is a welcome development saying, “education is an instrument through which we can extricate our people from the shackles of ignorance, poverty, diseases and underdevelopment.”
She was optimistic that with the establishment of the school, moral upbringing which today appears jettisoned by our schools will be accorded a great priority.
Also conferred with Chieftaincy titles were the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro , Nigeria Television Authority ( NTA) Chairman , Chief Patrick Ogbu, House of Representatives' Hassan Saleh and a host of others.
Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate.
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