Shekarau: I Will Remain A Teacher In Politics
KANO, May 26, (THEWILL) - The out-going governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has said he will continue to contribute his quota in politics even as he finishes serving his eight-year term.
“I will remain in the political arena; I will remain a teacher in politics. Politics is a process through which you serve the people regardless if you are in elective position or not. There is nothing as good as being a source of making the lives of others better.
“The best of all worship in the sight of God is when you become a source of happiness to others. This is what is informing my personal decision to be in the political arena. I will continue to serve my people in whatever capacity that comes before me.
We will continue to play our role because we are prepared,” he said.
Shekarau, who spoke at the last Media Lunch with journalists on Thursday, said that the most important aspect of life is for peace to continue to prevail in the state, pointing out that though he was leaving office as a governor, he would continue to play a role of a leader and an ambassador of peace.
Looking back at his eight-year tenure, Shekarau scored himself high, noting that his team put in their best to ensure that the Kano residents benefited from the dividends of democracy.
With a heart full of emotion, Shekarau bid farewell to journalists just as he urged them to remain focused and steadfast in the cause of their duties.
“Be honest, sincere, frank and fearless; but always have the fear of God in you. Please say the truth, the whole truth when you write or broadcast about anybody whether you agree or disagree with that person,” he advised.
Pleading with media men, the out-going governor noted that, “as human beings, we may have offended some people in the cause of discharging our duties; and I use this opportunity to apologize to those aggrieved with us because of one reason or the other. I wish you well in your endeavours and I want to say that you are free to come around at any time you may need us to meet.”
The Governor’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sule Ya’u Sule in his speech noted that Governor Shekarau played a leading role in repositioning the media in the state, just as he pointed out that Shekarau’s administration would be remembered for adding value to the lives of working journalists in Kano.
“The administration has also equipped over 200 working journalists in the state with laptop computers and social media accessories. We have purchased and distributed 14-seater buses to NUJ Kano council, the Correspondent Chapel, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations…His Excellency also approved foreign scholarship funding for four journalists in the state,” he stated.