. Law maker representing Gombi/Hong Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon.Yusuf Buba Yakub,has said that the remaining part of his life would be completely dedicated to the development and empowerment of the downtrodden in society. Hon.Buba revealed the above in Abuja ,Monday,when members of the Management Committee of Captain Buba Yakub Foundation ,led by the Country Rep.,Ms Hajara Jalo ,paid him a courtesy visit as part of events lined up to mark his 51st Birthday on Tuesday this week. The Adamawa-born lawmaker,who is also Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs,used the occasion to express gratitude to God and to all his associates in politics and business whose love,support and prayers,he said ,had in all these years been his staying power. According to him: “I feel quite grateful to God and to you all for yet another opportunity to take stock of my life and see how I have fared in the last 365 days. Unlike other years,however,this year’s Birthday will be a low-key one. We are only marking my Birthday ,but not celebrating it. I have decided to dedicate this year’s Birthday to all those protecting us at all the theatres of conflict across the Northeast Zone and the entire country,including all the downtrodden people of our land. ” And,in line with the sombre mood that pervades our national horizon now,I shall merely use the occasion of this Birthday to observe a quiet time with my immediate family, visit one or two Children’s Homes,the hospital and,if time permits,a prison. These are the people and places I desire to share this important phase of my life ,life after 50,with.” The entrepreneur-turned-politician also used the occasion to inform all well-wishers and those wishing to join him in celebrating his new age to do so by sparing a thought and a gift for the less-privileged people among us. Among those who were present to wish the Gombi/Hong Representative well on his Birthday were his wife,Mrs Nancy Buba,Ms Hajara Jalo,some official Aides to the lawmaker and a host of others who took the opportunity of their visit to eulogise him on his resounding achievements since taking over the mantle of representation at the National Assembly. Nkem Anyata-Lafia SA,Media and Public Affairs to Hon.Buba August 12,2019.