VENUE: AREWA HOUSE, KADUNA
DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2006
CHAIRMAN: PRESIDENT YAKUBU GOWON MORE>>
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The 40th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, the grandson of Usman Dan Fodio and Premier of the Northern Region is an occasion that marks yet another crossroads in the History of Northern Nigeria and indeed Nigeria and Africa in general. It is undoubtedly a sad moment yet a momentous occasion, one that calls for Prayers, reflection, understanding and brotherhood...and one that calls for action, a collective resolve to resurrect Gamji in his wisdom and believes that every Nigerians, and human beings are created equal, that they are endowed by God with rights among which are life, liberty, equal opportunity, blessings and the legitimate pursuit of happiness.
Ahmadu bello believed in hard work and setting priorities and goals. But
underlying the efforts and intentions of man, is the will of God. He
believes he will not die a minute before or after his allotted time. This
gives him the courage to undertake what he believes he must do in his
remaining time. He is not one to linger in philosophical reflection. He is
a man of action, and often moves from a gut-level reaction to events. He
believes he should set an example of how a Muslim should live, and die.
The legacy of the Shehu and Bello has caught up with him. He wants to be
one with them. He wants to recapture the simplicity of his early life. He
wants to give away his worldly possessions. He wants to make his peace. It
is from these values that he has drawn his strength to lead. Through his
endeavour he helps to shape the future of Nigeria.
That the worst we can do, the ultimate worst we can do is to do nothing to live his legacies. We owe it to ourselves, our children and grandchildren to cherish and live the Legacy of Sardauna.