The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal on Saturday called for the publication of more books that would contribute to moral rejuvenation in the country.
Tambuwal spoke in Sokoto at the launch of a book written on the District Head of Yabo, Muhammadu Maiturare II, entitled, “Kyakkyawar Safiya,” was authored by a Producer with the Sokoto State Television, Malami Torankawa.
“We have a lot to learn from the lives and times of our past and living leaders, at all levels. Books written on them are a veritable tool of keeping such histories, with a view to learning from them and improve our present day society,” Tambuwal said.
He was represented at the occasion by the Speaker of Sokoto State House of Assembly, Lawalli Zayyana.
Tambuwal described the District Head of Yabo as humane, God-fearing, dedicated and humble.
In his speech, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko called on the various levels of government in the country to invest in the provision of quality education to the citizenry.
“Education is the bedrock of any development and we cannot even effectively worship God without education,” the governor said in a message delivered by the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Shehu Dalhatu.
In his address, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, represented by the Galadiman Gari, Aliyu Attahiru underscored the need to chronicle the lives and times of the nation’s leaders.
Also, the Chief Launcher, Faruk Malami commended the author for his efforts, saying, “the book chronicles the history of Yabo Emirate”.
The Author, Malami Torankawa said he wrote the book as part of his contribution to the educational development of the country.
Over N8.16 million was realised at the event, with the Chief Launcher and Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Faruk Malami donating N1 million while Tambuwal also made a donation of N 1 million while the state government donated N 1.5 million.