Biography of Aliyu Wamakko; Ex-Governor; Politician; Sokoto State Celebrity.
Aliyu Wamakko was born on March 1, 1953 in Wamakko, Sokoto State.
Aliyu Wamakko attended Sokoto Teachers? College. He later gained admission into the University of
University of Pittsburgh in the United States, where he graduated in 1980.
Returning to Nigeria, Aliyu Wamakko taught at Sokoto Teachers College.
Aliyu Wamakko worked as a teacher before getting a job as a Principal Assistant Secretary to Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA). He also worked at Kaura Namoda Local Government Area. In 1986, Aliyu Wamako was appointed Chairman of the Sokoto Local Government Area, where he served until 1987. He later worked as the General Manager of the Hotel Management and Tourism Board, Sokoto. In March 1992 he moved to the government house, where he worked as the Director-General, Careers and Special Services, Governor?s Office, Sokoto.
In the year 1999, Aliyu Wamakko contested election as the running mate of the gubernatorial candidate and was elected Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party(ANPP). After his first term of office, he was re-elected Deputy Governor for a second term in April 2003 though he did not complete the second term, having resigned on 15th March, 2006.
In April 2007, Aliyu Wamakko contested for the position of the governor and was elected as the Governor of Sokoto State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a re-run election organized after his election was annulled by the Court of Appeal, he emerged the winner again.
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