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Shehu Sani seeks special care for families of ‘political heroes’

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) senator-elect for Kaduna North senatorial district, Shehu Sani

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) senator-elect for Kaduna North senatorial district, Shehu Sani

IN appreciation of their roles in nation building, a legislation to properly take care of the families of the late “political heroes” in the country would soon be proposed at the National Assembly.

The hint was dropped by the Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, when he paid a thank you visit to the families of the late Malam Aminu Kano, former governor of Kano State, Sabo Bakinzuwo and Alhaji Mudi Sipikin, in Kano yesterday.

Extolling the virtues of the political heroes whom he said gave their lives for liberation of the Nigerian state, Sani said there is need to come up with a law to cater for the wellbeing of their families. The families of the heroes, according to him, have been abandoned and nothing tangible done to them to show appreciation of the contribution they made for the nation’s political development. “I feel mandated to come here and pay my respect to the bases of our political foundation. As a child, I have always looked forward to emulating politics with ideology, sincerity and unity which these people taught us.

“They have lived simple and straight lives that have shaped our political trend; unfortunately these people are only remembered in words and not actions. Their families were left to fate, this we will not allow and we will ensure that we enact laws that will find these families and do something about their plight,” Sani said.

On their part, the families visited expressed their deep feeling and appreciation over the intention disclosed by the Senator.

Bakinzuwo was a governor in Kano for three months during the Second Republic in 1983, and Sipikin was one of the seven nationalists who formed the defunct Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU).

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