In commemoration of International Men’s Day, Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC Yobe North ), admonished Nigerian men to take their mental health seriously.
Lawan who stated this in a message to mark the day also in another message, congratulated the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, on his 56th birthday and lauded him for his significant strides in education, agriculture, healthcare and infrastructure development.
On the International Men’s Day, the immediate past Senate President underscored the need to promote healthy living for men and boys, whom he described as positive role models in families and communities.
His message reads, “I join to celebrate the International Men’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities.
“This year’s International Men’s Day theme, “Better Health for Men and Boys,” encourages men and boys to take care of their physical and mental health, challenge unhealthy stereotypes, and seek help when needed. In underscoring the well-being of all individuals, we must recognise the importance of promoting healthy living and well-being for men and boys in our community.
“Men play a crucial role in our society, and it is important to recognise and appreciate their contributions and the positive impact they have. International Men’s Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about men’s issues and to promote positive masculinity.
“I believe that by promoting better health, and addressing the challenges that men and boys face, we can create a more inclusive and supportive community for all.
“I encourage everyone to join in celebrating International Men’s Day and to take this opportunity to support and uplift the men and boys in our lives.”
For Governor Buni , Lawan said his visionary leadership has improved
the quality of life of Yobe citizens through strategic approach to governance.
“Buni’s passion for transparency and due process earned Yobe state the World Bank’s overall Top Performer Award on State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) in Nigeria.
“Under his guidance as governor, we have witnessed significant improvements in various sectors, including infrastructure, healthcare, education, and agriculture.”