Gawuna: A Loyal, Trustworthy Administrator Who Lead By Example
By Sagir Sadisu Buhari
HOTPEN – Leadership is all about service to humanity and providing good governance to the people, as the 2023 general election approach so many aspirants are coming out to contest for various political offices.
But as the saying goes, “Some are naturally born to lead” I can say His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna is one of those individuals that knows what leadership is all about, I have watched him from far and near, and when you look at his political career, he happens to be the only politician in Kano State who served three Executive Governors, right from former Governor Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, former Governor Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and His Excellency, Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje without any rancour or bitterness.
I can also recall when the former Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar resign from office, politicians from all over the state jostled and hoping that the Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje would pick one of them as deputy.
But the Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje roved to all that he is an experience administrator, who has seen yesterday, today and his actions are also guided by tomorrow. He made his wise choice and picked Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna to deputise him, this clearly confirmed to all that indeed His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is the Master of the Game of Politics and Leadership.
Good leaders want their policies, projects and Programmes to continue even after they leave office, because leadership is all about touching the lives of the people and improving their socio- economic well-being.
There is no doubt about it His Excellency, Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has brought good governance to the good people of Kano State, through his Signature Projects that are all over the state, right from changing the face of Kano into a New Mega City with Modern Flyovers, State of the Art Health Care System, Multi – Billion Naira Economic City, Dala Inland Dry Port, Upgraded Emirates Councils, Free and Compulsory Basic and Secondary Education, Modern Agricultural Inputs, Sophisticated Security Surveillance, International Skill Aquisition Centre, Ultra- Modern Cancer Treatment Center and Empowering Women and Youth in Kano State among others.
His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as an administrator par excellence with Ph.D in Public Administration has trained so many people to become good leaders and administrators, I myself also have learned and benefitted from his years of experience in public service and I also see His Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna as someone who has learn alot from our father, teacher, boss and mentor.
Anytime His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is going out of the country on a special assignment or lesser Hajj, he assigned his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna to act as acting-governor of the state during his absence, this demonstrate the confidence and good working relationship they have for one another as leaders.
If leadership is all about good tutelage, experience, humility, honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness and above all service to humanity without fear or favour, I believe his excellency, the Deputy Governor Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna has all it takes to continue with the good Policies and Projects of our leader and father.
Kano Sate today is one of the most peaceful and secured state in the country, where people go about doing their businesses without fear of insecurity or kidnapping, all this was possible because of prayer and good leadership of his excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, this is one of the reason why we pray for continuation and consolidation of people oriented, Policies, Projects and Programmes.
“Kulil Lahumma Malikil Mulk”
Power Belongs To Allah. May Allah (Subhanahu Wata Ala) choose for us leaders who will serve the people with the fear of Allah (Subhanahu Wata Ala), to serve with piety, humility and provide good leadership.
Buhari, is the Director General, Research and Documentation, Government House Kano