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Appeal Court president unveils multipurpose hall in honour of late son 


President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has commissioned a multipurpose hall in Ngoottuguut village situated in Shendam local government area of Plateau state, in honour of her late son, Prince Paeke Shepna’an Dongban.

Paeke, who was born on 29th January, 1984, was an employee of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) until his demise.

He died in the early hours of Saturday, 23rd July, 2022 while asleep. 

Dignitaries present at the event were Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, former Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and Jonah Jang of Plateau, Simon Lalong of Plateau state and Ben Ayade of Cross River state. 

Others are former secretary, Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jeremiah Useni amongst other notable personalities.

Justice Dongban-Mensem who doubles as the founder of Pa William Mensem Schools and Scholarship Foundation (PAWMESFO), said at the occasion that the decision to establish the multipurpose hall was to bring free quality education closer to the community through the establishment of modern educational facility that will illuminate their future.

The erudite judge noted that his late son, fondly called “De Boss” was instrumental to the establishment of the foundation. 

 “De Boss played a vital role as a founding member of the Pa Williams Mensem Schools and Scholarship Foundation. Our vision has been to bring free quality education within reach of the people. In this area, we noticed that children were attending school but graduating without even reading a book,” he said.