Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko was elected governor of Sokoto State, Nigeria in April 2007, representing the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
NAME: Aliyu Wamakko
DATE OF BIRTH: 1 March 1953
PLACE OF BIRTH: Sokoto State
EDUCATION: He spent five years (1968-1972) at the Sokoto Teachers’ College. After graduation, he worked as a teacher from 1973-1977 before being admitted to the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. He graduated with a B.Sc. in August 1980.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Returning to Nigeria, he taught at Sokoto Teachers College. Aliyu Wamakko took a job as Principal Assistant Secretary of Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA), later being promoted to Acting Secretary. He worked at Kaura Namoda LGA, and was appointed Chairman of the Sokoto LGA from 1986-1987. He became General Manager, Hotel Management and Tourism Board, Sokoto. In March 1992 he was promoted to Director-General, Careers and Special Services, Governor’s Office, Sokoto in March 1992. He was elected Deputy Governor of Sokoto State to Governor Attahiru Bafarawa in 1999, on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He was re-elected Deputy Governor for a second term in April 2003. He resigned as Deputy Governor of Sokoto State on 15 March 2006.