Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, representing Sokoto North
Senatorial District, has urged the three tiers of government in the
country to accord priority attention to the education sector.
This, Senator Wamakko, who is also the Chairman of the Senate
Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, said is the only way to
bolster peace, unity and national integration.
This is contained in a press statement signed by his Special Assistant
on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in
Sokoto on Saturday.
The statement said that, Senator Wamakko spoke in Sokoto on Saturday,
when he opened the 2018 National Students’ and Youths Dialogue on
Peace, Unity and National Integration, organized by the National
Association of Nigerian Students ( NANS).
Senator Wamakko was represented by Alhaji Aminu Dikko, the Permanent
Secretary, Sokoto State Ministry of Budget and Economic Development.
The law maker added,” the future of Nigeria lies with the youths who
have the majority population in the country and the world at large.
” The youths are also the future leaders of Nigeria, as such, they
should be extensively educated, at all levels, for them to effectively
rise to these challenges.”
Senator Wamakko further averred that, he has an undying love and
penchant for education, as well as the empowerment of youths, women
and other vulnerable groups.
The Marafan Hausa further noted that, without education, there will be
no any meaningful development in any society.
Senator Wamakko commended NANS for organizing the event, describing it
as apt and timely.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who was represented by the Solid
Minerals Commissioner, Alhaji Bello Muhammad Goronyo, said that, the
dialogue cannot come at a better time than now when Nigeria was badly
in need of sustainable peace, unity and national integration.
The Governor also said that, his administration attaches greater
attention to the education sector, saying, ” that was why we have
been allocating the lion’s share of the state’s annual budget to it.”
February 18, 2019