By Chijioke Kingsley
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Member Representing Langtang North/Langtang South federal constituency (PDP), Plateau State, Hon. Beni Lar has said her mother, prof. Mary Lar, has been doing her best for the people of her community and Nigeria at large.
The lawmaker said her mother who is her best friend and confidant also guided her through life by teaching her the principle of Christ which has helped to mold her while growing up.
“She is my inspiration in this political journey, my joy and best friend”, Lar said in Jos at the weekend while interacting with our correspondent on the 88th birthday of her mother.
“I could not have asked for a better mother. I really thank God that she is 88 years old and has done so much for her immediate communities and Nigeria at large.
“The virtues of Christ that Mama taught us when we were young are helping us. It shaped who we are today and she has been a mother not only to her children, but to other adopted children or whoever that comes her way. Mama was a gifted woman and one thing about her is that she feared God and loved everyone. She has been a pillar of the Lar’s family, without our late father, I did not know how we would have stood, but Mama came to fill in the gap”.
The federal lawmaker also said Mama told them to emulate the legacies of their father, Solomon Lar and that is why she played a key role in the establishment of the Solomon and Mary Lar foundation, adding that she is the key executor and executive director and through that foundation a lot of lives were touched and thank God at a ripe old age of 88, she is as active as a forty years old person.
She further disclosed that it is amazing Mama has gone through so many challenges in life, she lost a son and husband, but all these has not stopped her, she is still fulfilling her mission on earth and serving God.
“I want to use Mama’s life as an encouragement to all of us, age is not a barrier, at any age you can still serve your country. Mama is still serving, Mama writes books, she is very active, and has just published a book last month, and that is one good thing about her”, She said.
Our correspondent reports that the wife of late Chief Solomon Lar, was the former Nigeria Ambassador to the Netherlands.