Peace To Bubayaro Caliphate Not War From A District
By Adamu Muhammad Dodo
There were about eleven marriages contracted Saturday at the Bubayaro Central Mosque, Gombe.
I was invited to be among the teeming witnesses to a social contract out of the about eleven that were endorsed at Gombe.
The signing of the contract, following the outcome of a healthy bidding, was slated for 11am. To be able to attend, I had to start the journey as early as 6am from Yola, Adamawa state Nigeria.
There was no need over speeding, the road was rough and tough with potholes for some kilometres, though speeding was necessary to be able to be punctual for not being schooled to be perpetual truant to any schedule. Thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari, road rehabilitation was ongoing; some kilometres from the bad road was taken away.
There were so many vehicles full to capacity with invited guests from Yola, going to grace the same occasion I was particularly invited as a witness to an acceptable contract in Gombe.
Some of the invited guests were driving in official vehicles, some were in private vehicles, while some were in different categories of commercial transports.
The management and members of staff with Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola took the greater number of the invited guests. The convener must be a man with human relations reputation.
The journey was not an organised kind of car racing, although there were noticeable instances of overtaking. I drove ahead of some vehicles as much as I was overtaken by other vehicles.
It was not planned for any convoy either, groups or individuals were apparently independent of each and/or one another.
I arrived at the venue exactly five minutes after eleven.
I have a self-contracted task to defend the legitimacy of the monarchy in Maiha. Weekend was convenient to be in Jalingo-Maiha for the update of an investigative story, the root of which would be traced to Bubayaro of Gombe.
I was equally to have my first contact with students as facilitator, to mark the beginning of a semester, utilising one of the lecture halls at Bukar Melle Complex, MAUTECH Yola, built by Prof. Bashir Haruna Usman when he was the vice chancellor.
However, to Bubayaro’s Gombe for a wedding Fatiha of Fatimah (Yasmin) my daughter with Buhari Munzali Buhari my son-in-law at Bubayaro Central Mosque (Masallacin Fada) was I to go.
Bubayaro it was, who hoisted at Maiha district,, the Bn Fodio Islamic revival and expansion. I got wind of this from the archive of my grand father the creative Modibbo Ibrahim Dodo who couldn’t live to celebrate my birthday.
Having been commanded to retreat from going beyond the boundary of his territory, Bubayaro, handed over the flag of Caliphate leadership and Islamic propagation to our great grand parents as he was directed to do from the Sokoto Caliphate.
That was what defined Barr. Mahmud one of the heirs to the late district head of Jalingo-Maiha Alh. Abubakar Suleiman the Ubandoma Mubi of blessed memory, as the legitimate district head.
My story has attracted readership in Gombe the heart of Bubayaro’s Caliphate. Some parents, my colleagues, friends and students would not conjure up how a name of a subject, constipated with the poverty of legitimacy could be considered for a contest to the stool. What could have necessitated such a corrosive cultural corruption was made a thought under investigation.
While the Jalingo-Maiha District Central Mosque was on a Friday before the week before, being visited by an imposter in romance with the contempt of court, accompanied by miserably paid youths, to cause dissension in the guise of suspending the Imam, which received a rather radically matured resistance from the faithful in Maiha, the Bubayaro Central Mosque was made a central nervous system of peace to the Jewel in the Savannah, a metaphor of unity associated with social contract.
Prof. Bashir Bashir Haruna Usman the achiever who is charged to head the nomadic education, a mentor who is equally one of my referees, sent to me a special invitation, not because Hajiya Binta his wife was my subordinate in the office, but owing to my standing in the family.
About a year ago, I joined the mourners and well wishers at Gombe to commiserate with Prof. Bashir and family over the death of his dear mother; a painful separation indeed.
I joined family and friends Saturday to Gombe as witness to felicitate with Prof. Bashir and family for giving his daughter Fatimah (Yasmin) in marriage to Buhari a man of her choice. It is indeed a to be weeping at joy, the parting of a daughter from fulfilled rather promising parents.
Buhari, I’m told, hailed from Katsina. I hope he has the spirit typical of PMB that the creative Yasmin has found worthy of trusting after having been tested.
Fatimah has got some of her articles published in the Scope and the Periscope global newspapers. She has the mission for peace and mutual coexistence, societal reorientation, youth and women empowerment and education for the future. Her philosophy of liberation was not restrictive to women to be tagged a feminist but to communities ravaged by insecurity occasioned by insurgency and tattered and battered by corruption.
The reception after the wedding, was summarily, impressive. However, due to the pressing assignment, I should have to live for Jos with yet to finish story about the Monarchy in Maiha.
However, the peace witnessed at Bubayaro Central Mosque Saturday, has made a metaphor to the next piece Monday on the Monarchy in Maiha. Peace!
Buni: A tireless and resolute champion
Buni : A tireless and resolute champion
By Haruna Yusuf
His excellency, Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state and the chairman of the ruling all progressive congress (APC) caretaker/Extraordinary national convention.Buni is always known to be a game changer and it is believed he has whatever it takes to turn around the fortunes of his state to the best and also bring back sanity in APC.
Buni’s antecedents stem from the beginning of his political career as a ward councillor at a tender age and rose rather rapidly through the political atmosphere of Yobe to the National/Secretary, now caretaker chairman of the ruling all progressive congress.
There are times when we make history and there times when history makes us, Buni’s main characteristics are resilience, consistency, knowledge, people -skill, motivational approach and leading by example..What really made him great is, his foresight, vision, strategic planning and ability to serve, a leader par excellence.
Loyalty is something one should take very seriously, because loyalty is everything, whether it’s a friendship, relationship or a boss as an example. Putting your trust in someone and being loyal to them is something that is rare this days and hard to come by, people are brought up in different ways based on culture and believes, but what made Buni genuine is loyalty, consistency and honesty at all times, he is brave in his thinking and daring in action, that’s why he accomplishes everything he stands for and this assignment of reconciliation and bringing back sanity in APC is not and would not be an exception.
Today everyone can see Buni’s report card, he has scored extremely well, he has shown prudence especially in the use of merger resources of his state and the assignment of bringing sanity back in the ruling all progressive (congress APC) as the caretaker chairman. He is quite, very peaceful, not a noise maker but delivering on the job he signed for. Even as a National secretary of the ruling party he towered above his contemporaries in being an astute manager of people, a discipline leader and someone to be trusted with the state’s lean treasury to perform miracle, that lends credence to why we should appreciate the courage and sincerity of purpose of this personality in rising to the sacred state and national duty.
Gov. Buni has so far, proved to be the best in governance and service delivery mandate, a level headed leader who is beyond reproach, he comes as consensus builder and one individual who will never improve himself at the expense of the people of the state, he is known and certified to be an astute manager of people and All-inclusive leader at all times.
Buni before now, has maintained a constraint office of the ruling all progressive congress (APC) National secretary, a role that comes with high visibility, but average authority, still when judged by how well he was able to operate within the ambit, his records are strong, exemplary, transparent and committed in resolving internal crisis, this offers good example of Buni’s leadership style before emerging the Yobe state Governor.
Gov. Buni Restoring Sanity in APC
Gov. Buni Restoring Sanity in APC
By Haruna Yusuf Abuja
The chairman of the ruling All progressive congress (APC) caretaker/Extraordinary National convention committee and the Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni is an astute manager of people and an all inclusive leader who carries everyone along irrespective of tribe, religion or political inclination. On assumption of office as the caretaker chairman of the ruling all progressive congress, the first and bold step he took was to pay homage/consult to the party leaders, he first visited Bisi Akande who is also relevant in the party politics before meeting with the cofounder Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu to seek for support and advice on how to sanitize and bring back all the aggrieved members who left or stopped participating in the party affairs for one reason or the other.
The APC caretaker chairman, in his inaugural address after members of the committee were inaugurated assured party members that his led committee would work tirelessly on both short and long term strategies to reposition and bring the lost sanity back to the party, but all he will need is the support and cooperation of the members in other to achieve the reconciliation exercise, all hands must be on deck.
This is therefore another opportunity for Buni to bring complete sanity
back in APC, with his courage of conviction and sense of purpose as the national secretary of the party for 5 years, it is time to show the world what he has achieved in the task to chart the critical path to total political and economic emancipation of the people from the grip of PDP in the 2015 general elections.
With all modesty, one political truth about Buni, is that he is a man gifted with a high degree of intelligence, experience, charismatic leadership and steadfastness needed to fix and restore sanity in APC, with his political insight in the game. Hon. Mai Mala Buni is among those who ushered in the current political dispensation and was the pioneer Yobe state chairman of the Action congress (AC) and later the All Nigeria People Party (ANPP) who are both legacy of APC.
No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so, let’s work on the present to make our party one united family and stronger, Buni said. politicians will always have one of their own because the National chairman of the ruling All progressive congress (APC) Hon. Mai Mala Buni was Born and bred by politics, he became a councillor when the NRC and SDP were birthed. Records of Buni’s Journey through the maze of Nigeria politics indicates that though he may have been or still is the most charismatic and industrious servant, his sweetest dreams somehow always seem to evade him at the moment he needs them the most.
Gov. Buni is one man you’ll always want in your corner during political battle s, his frankness on issues is second to none and always maintained his word. In his few days as the National Chairman of the ruling all progressive congress (APC) he demonstrated to party members and Nigeria as a whole that ” he who calls for equity must come with clean hands” making it clear that the party can contain all and sundry, also ready and willing to resolve all issues with every aggrieved member. That the door is always opened for negotiation and welcoming new members to the progressives.
Mai Mala Buni is known as Mr “Fixer” on his assumption of office he has received Dogara Yakubu and Senator Isah Misau the two powerful political gladiators from Bauchi, Returnees from across the states and he reconciled Edo/Ondo and put in place machineries ahead of the elections.
He reconciled all the APC state chairmen and pleaded with all the aggrieved party members who left to come back and partake in the affairs of the party, that’s the beginning of the return of sanity in APC.
How Gov. Buni’s Giant Strides will Turn The Fortunes Of Yobeans Around
How Gov. Buni’s Giant Strides Will Turn The Fortunes Of Yobeans Around
By Haruna Yusuf
Yobe state, a society with a rich history, with sons and daughters who have excelled and continue to excel in all fields of endeavour within the country and in many parts of the world; An agrarian state with huge economic potential has came to limelight in this led administration of Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the government is working aggressively to get Yobe back to reckoning by creating wealth and new jobs within different sectors, like training, infrastructure financing and access to skills and acquisition among others.
Yobe is becoming a shinning example of what governance should be about at all levels. Buni’s administration is a government that is dedicated to service and partnership with the people are engendered by trust, the government is open, transparent, honest and unpretentious all the time.
Since his assumption of office as the democratically elected Governor on 29may 2019, governance in Yobe has been tagged “promise made & kept” because it has not been a pleasure ride as usual, it became serious business. Serious business doesn’t keep your shoes clean and the captain also doesn’t suffer his with such unnecessary pleasures he matches on, leading the change and never panting despite of the movements energized pace, no one cares to dare a tall man, you’d be left behind.
The first achievement was on education, as education is the first priority of a child, been the fountain of knowledge that we are branded as, and education can become a means to an end, and can be deployed for economic growth and ensure it makes significant impacts in the life of the society.
The infrastructural sector in Buni’s government is one of a kind, in the course of giving dividend of democracy to the people. His administration keyed into projects that will impact directly in the life of the people, projects that enhance economic development and social stability in the state. The construction of Trailer Transit park and mechanic village in potiskum. The 3,600 housing units that cut across the state, the Sunday market that is almost about completion to a modern standard, it will bring about revenue generation, empowerment of traders and also promote environmental sanitation.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni noted that the more reflects the policy of his administration to provide quality and affordable housing to the people of his state. inline with the united nations sustainable development Goals( SDGs) we believe that affordable housing is a key marker of social progress when people have comfortable accommodations, they are more likely to have right frame of mind to engage in meaningful socioeconomic activities.
Buni triggered revolution on agriculture as Yobe is an agrarian state, thus, agriculture becomes a veritable engine growth, he distributed 108 tractors to the 17 local government areas and provide fertilizers at a subsidized price to ease farmers suffering. He also signed a pack with the kingdom of morocco to bring about modern mechanized system of farming and the production of high quality and value added products and also publicize the abundant hidden natural resources to the limelight of the world.
As part of Buni’s determination to institute a functional primary healthcare system, 178 healthcare facilities is ongoing in the 17 local government areas of the state and assigned the personnel required to manage them effectively. An MOU was also signed between Yobe Government, Bill & Melinda gates & Dangote foundations to carter for the state on primary healthcare services. Free Dialysis for kidney patients and free medical services for pregnant women till they give birth, medical service for accident victims irrespective of state, if you’re in Yobe or it occurred around the state.
Gov. Buni’s government empowers youths, women and less privileged through state emergency management (SEMA) and sustainable development Goals (SDGs) training and empowering them with necessary equipment and cash to takeoff.
Buni’s frankness on issues is second to none, he says it as it is, to whoever it is, at whatever time matters come to a head, that’s why he is known to be a man with few words. Today everyone can see his record card, he has scored extremely well and shown prudence especially in the use of resources of the state. That lends credence to why we should appreciate the courage and sincerity of purpose of this personality in rising to the sacred state and national duties.
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