By Jabiru Hassan, Kano.
Dr. Saleh Musa Wailare is the founder of Tamallan Foundation, Kano. He disclosed that Nigeria would become an examplary nation when more competent leaders emerged on various positions in government. He stated this In an interview with our Kano state correspondent JABIRU HASSAN. Excerps:
Daybreak News: You are the founder of Tamallan Foundation and the foundation is doing well in assisting the needy especially in Dambatta and Makoda local government areas, what are the reasons behind the establishment of the organisation?
Dr. Wailare: Before I comment on the establishment of Tamallan Foundation, let me give you a brief history of the organisation. The name Tamallan is derived from my grandfather who make an interesting livelihood in assisting the people of all categories. This is why I decided to use her name after our Foundation as an honour.
We established Tamallan Foundation in order to use what we have in assisting the people of Dambatta/Makoda in the areas of Healthcare, Empowerment, Information Technology, education and to enlighten our people on what is going on in the global phenomenon and other important issues that transform lives.
Daybreak News: We have noticed that the foundation is penetrating into rural settlements making so many philanthropist activities and donations where necessary, can you tell us more about such services?
Dr. Wailare: This is an interesting question and since the establishment of Tamallan Foundation, we commenced pencilling down many important things that would be of great benefits to ensure that every sector is being touch at all levels. Similarly, we are now getting ready to start offering other services to our people in order to makes livelihood more progressive.
As known to our people,we have successfully carried out so many charity assistances across Dambatta and Makoda local governments under our great organisation, Tamallan Foundation, and by the special grace of Allah, our plans and missions would meet our target in the near future.
Daybreak News: Sir, some of the people of Dambatta and Makoda Federal Constituency have commenced calling on you to contest for the seat of federal house of Representatives to represen Dambatta and Makoda local governments, what can you say on this issue?.
Dr. Wailare: Before I comment on this question, let me first of all thank the entire people of Dambatta and Makoda local governments for their prayers and good will messages to me since the time we started our programme on health care. And I am happy that the people of Dambatta and Makoda accepts what we are doing at Tamallan Foundation which resulted in their agitation to contest elective post.
I wish to announce that based on what we have observed Nigeria needs more competent leaders who can join hands in every situation towards the economic and infrastructural development of the country without bias, that is why I decided to answer the call of our people to come out and contribute more in a democratic dispensation because we have a good blueprint of what is better to our people at both rural and urban settlements.
Daybreak News: Do you expect to do more than what impact you are making now when elected as lawmaker?
Dr. Wailare: Every leader is trying to bring out new down for his electorates, and a politician is somebody who is struggling to ensure that his people benefited with all the relevant programmes that would be of great importance to their living especially at present when Nigeria is advancing in the area of democracy.
When we established Tamallan Foundation, we limited our programmes to health care services, education and empowerment, but gradually we are now deeply into other activities like information technology, skills acquisition and other vital projects that we are certain to be a great progress to our poeple without political differences because all the people of Dambatta and Makoda local government areas remained our priority.
Daybreak News: Dr. you are well known for giving a comments on current affairs and what is happening in the national politics, what can you say about your party APC and what is going on in the Nigerian democracy especially about the 2023 forthcoming general elections?.
Dr. Wailare: first of all let me inform you that I always commented on what is happening in Kano state, Nigeria and the world in general, this is a task that every patriotic citizens should do so as to make sure certain contribution in order to ensure national progress. And as the 2023 general elections is drawing nearer, we have to takes things easy because in politics, nobody is being taken as permanent enemy.
Furthermore, our party the All progressive Congress APC is always getting more supports from the people of Nigeria this is because it has good manifestos that are directly related to national development, I wish to use this medium to commend his Excellency the president of the federal republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari for steering the affairs of this great country with good better focus which is also contained in the party’s blueprints.
Daybreak News: What is your remarks on the people of Dambatta and Makoda Federal Constituency especially on how they are calling you to contest for the federal house of Representatives come 2023?.
Dr. Wailare: The people of Dambatta and Makoda local governments must be commended for giving us all sorts of supports and encouragements that we are now witnessing. And as I have said it in so many occasions, I would never let them down because we have so many programmes that would cater for their livelihoods at all the nook and crannies of the 22 wards that makes the federal Constituency.
In conclusion, I wish to thank my part leaders and my political Godfathers who are always giving me courage to being active in the journey, and i am also using this opportunity to Commend my supporters who are always making advancing moves in giving me better counselling that always becoming a guide to our political aspirations.
Daybreak News: Thank you sir for giving us this opportunity to have an interaction with you despites your schedules?.
Dr. Wailare: Thank you too and as a regular reader of Daybreak News, I am happy to always be with you, best regards.