Sule Lamido (Views: 7,800)

Sule Lamido
Position: Former Jigawa State governor

Status: Out of Office

His Excellency Alh. (Dr.) Sule Lamido con, Governor of Jigawa State was born on August 30, 1948, at Bamaina Village in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Western education began for the homeboy at Birnin Kudu Primary School in 1955. In 1962, Sule Lamido entered Barewa College , Zaria , even as he battled the tide against western education in his area. Pursuing western education against the background of this tide and that of a typically affluent, arrogant and politically confident Kano Province lad was a daunting challenge but Lamido graduated in December 1966.

Based on re¬cruitment drive persuasion prior to his exit from Barewa College, Sule Lamido opted to train as a Railway Engineer. But the practical side of the training that took place at the Permanent Way Train-ing School, Zaria, proved unattractive to the budding engineer who opted out altogether, especially as the promise of travelling to and training as a real En¬gineer in India no longer seemed forth¬coming. Disenchanted with Railway Engineering and denied parental approval for a military career, Sule Lamido opted for the Nigerian Police. Although he got the chance, he missed it, having gone on to other things when the second signal calling them up came. The first signal to that effect halted their resumption at the Police College , Ikeja, as a result of the threat being issued by the Eastern Regional Governor, Colonel Emeka Ojukwu.

In 1969, Sule Lamido anchored at the Nigeria To¬bacco Company, Zaria , first as Quality Control Officer in charge of ascertaining quality of mixing and packaging. Today, he is fond of saying that: "Throughout that one year, every cigarette manufactured in Zaria must have passed under my strict quality control supervision".

In June 1999, Sule Lamido was nominated for ministerial appointment by President Olusegun Obasanjo and subsequently confirmed by the Senate. He emerged the Foreign Affairs Minister on June 30, 1999, when the ministers were sworn in.

In late 2003, Lamido returned to his native Jigawa state after serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999-2003. He went straight into opposition leadership against the ANPP Government the National political Conference. In late 2007, he clinched the gubernatorial candidacy of the People's Democratic Party, (PDP) emerging the governor on May 29th, 2007. His regime has been defined, more or less by the introduction of a social security regime of a monthly stipend to the most physically challenged persons in the state. His thus becomes the first government in the entire history of Nigeria to formally and democratically operationalise a social security regime thereby demonstrating (1) that poverty can be seriously attacked and actually eradicated (2) that lack of resources is not the real reasons for governmental inability to attack poverty on a serious scale given that Jigawa is officially, the poorest state in the Federal Republic of Nigeria and (3) the strategic role of compassion as an element of power.

Lamido regime thereby re-opened the debate on the moral and ideological foundations of power in the social transformation of Nigeria and things may never be the same. Sule Lamido, the father of eleven children, is married to Hajiya Amina Lamido and Hajiya Maryam Lamido.

Sule Lamido's recently reviewed promises

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Improving the state’s 3 major markets (Maigatari, Gujungu and sara) Promise Kept
Sule Lamido
Improving the state’s 3 major markets (Maigatari, Gujungu and sara). Providing essential facilities at the Export-Processing Free Zone (EPZ) at Maigatari (roads, light, water e.t.c). Providing support to women groups for... read more

Procurement and distribution of fertilizer for sale at a subsidized rate. Promise Kept
Sule Lamido
Procurement and distribution of fertilizer for sale at a subsidized rate. Free animal vaccination and establishment of vaccines storage facilities. Provision of 1435 work bulls loans to farmers. Distribution of free... read more

Improvement of state capital water supply system. Promise Kept
Sule Lamido
Improvement of state capital water supply system. Establishment of water schemes at new estates in the state capital. Improvement of existing water schemes in urban and semi urban centres. Construction of... read more

Free girls and disabled education Promise Kept
Sule Lamido
Free girls and disabled education. Introduction of public private partnership programme “PPP” on schools improvement. Introduction of “rescue our schools” programme for improvement of all learning institutions in the state. Re-introduction... read more

Improved healthcare delivery Promise Kept
Sule Lamido
Payment of monthly social security allowance to disabled persons Free maternal and child health care Payment of monthly allowances to students of schools of nursing and health technology. General renovation, equipping,... read more

State capital roads construction, rehabilitation and expansion In the works
Sule Lamido
State capital roads construction, rehabilitation and expansion. Installation of street lights along some major roads. Construction of institutional structures. State Secretariat phase 2. Judicial complex. Judicial service commission secretariat. Magistrate courts.... read more

Sule Lamido's recently reviewed projects

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Construction of 70no blocks of science laboratories. Completed
Sule Lamido
Construction of 70no blocks of science laboratories. read more

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