By Oluwasegun Aina
In the words of Alex Week which says: “The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by”.
Hon Yahaya Kusada is the Speaker Katsina State House of Assembly during my National Youth Service Corps programme (NYSC) in the year 2017 to 2018 at General Muhammadu Buhari House serving as Katsina Governor’s Office and Government House. We crossed path on 2nd of March 2018 when he came visiting the then Governor Aminu Aminu Bello Masari, extending the visit to the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Malam Bello Mandiya. His humbleness and charming manner of approach got me elated as he greeted everyone in the office in Hausa leaving nobody ungreeted.
He noticed I can’t relate with him in Hausa leading to our conversation, saying, you are a Yoruba Man with your mode of dressing? Hope am right? I replied Yes Sir. Where are you from in South West? Ekiti State Hon. He further said okay. Just make sure you learn and understand our language fast for you to be like us.
His political elevation to House of Representatives in 2018 representing Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency of Katsina State taking over from Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita who filed the vacant position of Katsina North Senatorial District after the demise of Senator Bukar Mustapha cut short our further relationship. However, I got elated meeting him again two days ago in his office after winning at Court of Appeal claiming his mandate. Very accommodating lawmaker who gave me much advice for development.