…..Dame Amina Yakowa, Sen Danjuma Laah, Engr Yakubu speak on Yakowa’s virtues at book launch
Indigenes of Southern Kaduna extraction spoke glowingly of the late son, administrator, politician, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, at the Launching of the book. Yakowa: A dream deferred, written by Reuben Buhari.
The wife of the late Governor of Kaduna State, Dame Amina Yakowa said, that she feels elated by the honor given to her husband as people from far and wide have remembered his achievements in nation building.
She added that the personal relationship her late husband enjoyed with other Nigerians had made it possible for him to be honored as he will continue to live amongst the people he left behind.
In his own remarks, the Senator representing the Southern Senatorial district of Kaduna state Mr Danjuma La’ah said that the southern part of the state and indeed the nation will not forget the services rendered by the late governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa.
He said, the late Yakowa left an indelible mark that is difficult to fill not just by politicians in the southern part of Kaduna but Nigeria as a whole.
Senator la’ah whose bill for the establishment of a university in the southern part of Kaduna passed through the third reading urged president Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the establishment of the institution as it will go along way in making federal presence felt which will help in reducing crisis.
Sen. Laah emphasised that the people of the area are suffering internally due to lack of physical presence as most students seeking placement in higher institutions of learning have been denied such opportunity.
He used the opportunity in thanking the people of the area for the support he had enjoyed in the last three years as he called for genuine peace and order in tackling most problems of election violence.
Also speaking, the former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Engr Andrew Yakubu charged youths especially of Southern Kaduna extraction to emulate the virtues of the late former Governor if they wish to succeed in life.
The former GMD said that the late Yakowa who was like an elder brother to him lived a most worthy life as he is one of the trail blazers amongst the politicians who emerged from the southern part of Kaduna state.
On the forthcoming general elections in 2019, Engr Yakubu said that politicians in the state must borrow a leaf from the late governor as he served the state and nation selflessly.
He called on the youths not to allow unscrupulous politicians use them as tools of destruction which might lead to lose of lives and properties