By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko(APC-Sokoto) has called on budding politicians to imbibe the virtues of patience, perseverance and contentment.
Wamakko also admonished youths in the country to strive to pursue education to the highest levels.
The call were contained in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Friday.
The statement said Wamakko who is also the Marafan Hausa
spoke on Thursday night at his Gawon Nama residence in Sokoto when he received the first indigene of the state to attain the prestigious rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN), Barrister Suleiman Usman.
He said,” to me Suleiman is a symbol of dedication, hard work and fairness.
” He is a symbol of people who believe in hard work and competition in life to survive.
” He was a Councillor in 1991,but he went back to the University, got a Degree in Law, became a private practitioner, later became a Special Adviser on Legal Matters, became a private Lawyer and now a Justice Commissioner.”
The lawmaker expressed dismay that most people who were elected Councillors and Chairmen had abandoned learning in the pursuit of politics.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education further hailed Barrister Suleiman for his determination and doggedness to attain the enviable feat.
While noting that he was a very close friend of Suleiman’s late Father, Wamakko, congratulated him for being the first indigene of the state to attain the feat, through dint of hard work and determination.
The Sarkin Yamman Sokoto further said :” This is an achievement for the entire state, the entire state must rally around him and pray for him.
” It calls for others to try to work harder to also achieve this feat, i really rejoice with him.
” I am also happy that the state has witnessed its first SAN in this good, invaluable legal profession, which is a must for any nation.”
Earlier, Barrister Suleiman Usman, commended Senator Wamakko for his sustained support, goodwill and fervent prayers for him.
The state Attorney-General and Justice Commissioner who described his attainment of the rank as a call to service, also pledged to continue to pursue truth and justice in the interest of humanity.