By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Northern Senators Forum Chairman, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has urged Nigerians to be focused, proactive and positive towards the dynamics of development to overcome nation’s challenges.
The immediate past governor of Sokoto state noted that if rightly imbibed, would strengthen true national vision and move the country forward on the path of prosperity.
Senator Wamakko who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District spoke while declaring closed a four-week Training on Solar Photovoltaic Installation Training ( SPVI), organized by the Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
The training which was attended by twenty seven participants from across Nigeria, was conducted in collaboration with some International Partners like the European Union (EU), German International Corporation ( GIZ), nad the United States Agency For International Development ( USAID), among others.
The lawmaker particularly challenged Nigerian Academics to ponder and decisively act on how to further help in redressing most of the formidable challenges facing the nation.
The lawmaker who was Chairman of the Occasion, added, ” there must also be plausible entrepreneurship training programmes for Nigerian undergraduates as white collar jobs are now scarce.
” Universities should also have feedback mechanisms, so as to monitor the progress of their graduates and this should be done for this set of participants.”
In the same vein, the Senate committee Chairman on Basic and Secondary Education said, Nigeria was abundantly blessed with myriad of renewable energy sources which should be dispassionately explored and exploited.
He recalled that, when as a Governor, he had executed several renewable energy projects which were still being efficiently used for the past seven years.
Wamakko pointed out that he has been in touch with the University since the past thirty four years when he was the Chairman of the then Sokoto North Local Government, adding” this is still on and I have been monitoring its progress, the
Centre inclusive. ”