Senator representing Kaduna Central District under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani says the name of the late Sardauna of Sokoto has come under use for political gains and very little to preserve his legacies.
On Monday, Sani visited Ali Sarki, the 89-year-old official driver of the Premier of Northern Nigeria and the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and expressed worry over the neglect of the driver by the 19 northern State governments according to DailyTrust report.
Senator Sani, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic Affairs, and Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, said associates of quality politicians like the Sardauna, Akintola, Azikiwe, Awolowo, and others, should not be neglected by governments of the day but should rather be accorded with due honour after serving the Premier and the region.
He lamented that instead of Nigerians, particularly, Northerners, to preserve Sir Ahmadu Bello’s legacy for prosperity, they are busy using his name for cheap political gains.
Sani said, “Look at Sir Ahmadu Bello’s driver, Ali Sarki Mota, he drove Sardauna to every official function, he witnessed his killing by soldiers, but today, at 89 years old, he is being neglected by governments of the region.
“Driving is a noble profession, and Alhaji Ali did it to the best of his knowledge by serving Sardauna to the best of his ability and love for the profession.