perfect lives, O perfect journey, how I wish there were such human assurance,
When live transcends to death; a journey from the moment that birth began.
So was Lar: family man, teacher, councilor, founder, governor, and elder statesman inheritance.
What a journey Politician, a party grandee, an ardent Middle Belter, yet a good Christian man.
When Nigeria counts its heroes, Langtang people would be proud to testify of Lar,
An emancipator town crier for Middle Belt zone, and a comforter for the helpless,
A warrior that fought internal colonialism and dare military thugs at par,
And a founder of hope and safety in Plateau State when hope eluded the hopeless.
In a complicated country were ethnic and tribal sentiments become the order of the day.
The master bridge builder, Solomon Lar, was always there for peace between the North and South.
Imprisoned in dishonor but released by truth - a fearless disciplinarian who dares to care.
A great Nigerian and a good friend of Ndi Igbo, your love for a people will never be for naught.
Although you helped built the Nigeria house that is slow to embrace progression
And although your labors and trials, and your wishes and hopes on earth show admiration,
Yet, you are safe on the distant shores now, and have no need for worries or indignation.
Solomon Lar, we wish you a safe journey onboard the Zion train. Sleep, until the day of resurrection!
Black N. Uma, Ph.D., C.P.C.M., Project Director
Vincent O. Erondu,