Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has said the late Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule never embezzled funds during his course in various capacity in government.
Jega made this known while speaking at a Leadership Lecture Series organised in honour of the late Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule by the Coalition of Northern Group Students Wing.
This held at held at the students Centre of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University in Katsina on Monday.
“The late Dan Masanin Kano, was a person I respected and he was a father to me throughout my stay in Kano as a student, a lecturer and as a vice chancellor and until his death. He really served as a father to me.
“He served this country selflessly with honour and integrity as a minister at a very young age, representing Northern Nigeria in the federal parliament and rose to hold three key ministerial positions, including the minister of power, steel and petroleum and who at the end of it really, did not steal a kobo.”
This is as he applauded the Coalition of Northern Group for their foresight and the honour bestowed upon the blessed memory of Danmasanin Kano.
He said: “I want to commend the Coalition of Northern Group for their foresight for giving honor to whom honor is due and in particular for their creativity in recognising the fact that there is need to begin an engagement for our youth in this part of the country if we have to salvage ourselves from the crises that have bastardised this country.”