Book on Foremost Philanthropist, Business Man, Entrepreneur, Late Adama Abawa, Father of Former Kogi First Lady Launched.

Book on Foremost Philanthropist, Business Man, Entrepreneur, Late Adama Abawa, Father of Former Kogi First Lady Launched.

Book on Foremost Philanthropist, Business Man, Entrepreneur, Late Adama Abawa, Father of Former Kogi First Lady Launched.


The biography on the late Business man, politician, community leader and philanthropist, and father of former kogi first lady, Hajiya Halima Ladi Wada, Late Adama Abawa was launched over the weekend.

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The book written by famous journalist, play writer, public affairs analyst and renowned editor/ former Managing Director, Kogi state newspaper corporation, publishers of Graphic Newspaper, Mr Donatus Okpe attracted dignitaries from all walks of life.

Abawa is the patriarch of former Kogi first lady, Hajiya Halima Ladi Wada, (nee Abawa), with the presence of former Kogi State Governor, Capt Idris Wada, the husband and former commissioner for Works and Housing, Dr (Engr) Abu Adama Abawa among his notable children.

The book titled “Rising Above Storm ” is a story of a struggling teenager who lost all his siblings and parents at toddler age, yet navigate through the thick and thin of life.

The Book further stated that in spite all the challenges of life, Abawa rose above the natural and artificial phenomenon to educate his children, siblings and extraction into enviable heights.

While reviewing the book, a former Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Professor Armstrong Idachaba advised the young ones in the current digital age to imbibe the sterling legacies of the late patriarch, by turning such life threatening challenges to opportunities as demonstrated by the late sage.

Highlights of the occasion included book presentation and launching of the book by various dignitaries that trooped into the occasion.

“Book Presentation

At the weekend, I was in Multi -Purpose Hall of Federal polytechnic Idah along with His Excellency, the former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Ichala Wada, his Wife, Her Excellency, Hajia Halima Wada, Professor Armstrong Idachaba, former Acting DG NBC ( book reviewer) and several dignitaries from all walks of life, to present to the public a biography I wrote on late Alhaji Adama Abawa, one of the foremost Igala business men and politicians ( Father of the former Kogi State First Lady, Hajia Halima Wada and former Commissioner of Works, Engr Dr. Abuh Adama.”

The former Governor who was physical presence expressed gratitude to God that his late father in-law legacy projects are lively for all to see, even as he appreciated the author for a job well-done considering all the sacrifice he put it to ensure success.

He assured Kogites of his continued support, urging them to be resolute and remain focus so that the dreams of the founding fathers will be realized.

“The book titled Rising Above Storm, is a story of seemingly lonely Patriarch ( he lost his his parents, brothers and sisters before adulthood). ”

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“But rose above storm and tribulations of life to educate numerous surviving children and grand children whose impacts are felt in strategic areas of human endeavors .”

“It is resilient inspiring for humble backgrounds, a trajectory from grief to glory.”

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