Former Plateau State Governor and Former Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Simon Bako Lalong was among hundreds of guests who converged on St. Peter Clevers Catholic Church Demshin, Shendam LGA of Plateau State for the one year memorial service of late Prince Paeke Shapnaan Dongban, son of the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem.
Governor Lalong was joined at the memorial service by Governor of Benue State Rev. Fr. Alia, Governor of Plateau State Caleb Mutfwang, Governor of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde, Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State Dr. Emmanuel Akabe as well as former Governors of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu, Jigawa Abubakar Badaru, Cross Rivers Ben Ayade, Rivers Nyesom Wike, Plateau Jonah Jang, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, former FCT Minister Sen. Jeremiah Useni, Plateau APC Gubernatorial candidate Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda among others.
The memorial Mass was celebrated by the Catholic Bishop of Shendam Most Rev. Philip Dung who prayed God to continue to grant late Prince Shapnaan eternal rest and comfort his family.
Governors of Benue, Oyo and Plateau States in separate remarks urged the President of the Court of Appeal and her family to continue to be consoled by the fact that Prince Paeke Shapnaan left behind worthy legacies and served his generation well.
As part of immortalising the deceased, the DE BOSS Multipurpose Hall was commissioned by the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and other dignitaries to honour the late Prince Paeke.
Prince Shapnaan who was 38 years old before his sudden death in July 2022 was a Staff of NIMASA before his call to glory.