Abubakar spoke at the annual award dinner organized by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation in Kaduna, where he was the special guest of honour.
He called on younger generation and present leaders to ensure that there is development, progress, equity and justice, NAN reports.
“We should try as much as possible to give information and intelligence reports to the security agencies for timely action.
“The late Sir Ahmadu Bello was all in all, he was a leader who ensured there was peace in the country and in northern Nigeria in particular.
“He was able to do this regardless of tribe or religious affiliations, he did what is right and carried everybody along.
“He ensured that there was development across board,” he said.