Sule Lamido: Taking Jigawa State To Greater Heigths

Sule Lamido, the Executive Governor of Jigawa State was born on August 30, 1948 at Bamiana Village in Jigawa State. He started his education in 1955 at the Birnin Kudu Primary School and later gained admission into the famous Barewa College in Zaria in 1962. At the end of his secondary education, he did a course in Railway Engineering at the Permanent Way Training School in the ancient city of Zaria.
On graduation, he started work as a Quality Control Officer at the Nigerian Tobacco Company (NTC) in Zaria. He was later transferred to the North West Zone of the firm as a salesman, covering Gusau and Sokoto.
After some years, he moved on to Christlieb as Field Manager and later Brand Manager in charge of provisions. He was for sometime also Chief Executive Officer of Bamaina Holding Company.
Subsequently, he veered into politics and was a founding member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). After having served as pioneer Chairman of SDP, he became National Secretary of the Party in 1992. He was also a member of the G 34, the group that formed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he presently belongs to.
For his contributions to the growth of the party, he was appointed the Foreign Affairs Minister on June 30, 1999 in the then President Olusegun Obasanjo’s first cabinet on his accession to power in 1999. At the end of his tenure, he went back to base and prepared vigorously for the 2007 governorship race in 2007 which he won on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was sworn into office on May 29, 2007.
Immediately he took power, he embarked on welfarist policies which have been after his heart since his days in late Alhaji Aminu Kano’s Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU). He improved the conditions of service of workers and approved special allowances for the disabled in the state. Also, because of the dearth of housing in Jigawa after the creation of the state from Kano, which necessitated the transportation of civil servants from Kano to Jigawa and back every day, Governor Sule Lamido immediately on coming to power embarked on the construction of 5,000 housing units at the cost of N2.5 billion to ease the shortage of accommodation?

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