By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Chairman senate committee on Basic and Secondary Education, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko at the weekend reiterated call on the three tiers of government in the country to accord priority attention to the education sector.
Wamakko who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District noted that it was the only way to bolster peace, unity and national integration.
The Senator and immediate past governor of Sokoto state according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani spoke 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).
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.”
He further said, he had 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.”