President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the State House has announced.
A statement on Sunday issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the president gave the order in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum.
“This is in consonance with Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act 2021, which requires the Minister of Petroleum Resources to cause for the incorporation of the NNPC Limited within six months of commencement of the Act in consultation with the Minister of Finance on the nominal shares of the Company,” the statement said.
The statement said the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr Mele Kolo Kyari, had been directed to take necessary steps to ensure that the incorporation of the NNPC Limited is consistent with the provisions of the PIA 2021.
President Buhari has also approved the appointment of the Board and Management of the NNPC Limited, with effect from the date of incorporation of the company.
The President named Senator Ifeanyi Ararume as Chairman of the Board while Mele Kolo Kyari and Umar I. Ajiya were appointed as Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.
Other Board Members are; Dr Tajudeen Umar (North East), Mrs Lami O. Ahmed (North Central), Mallam Mohammed Lawal (North West), Senator Margaret Chuba Okadigbo (South East), Barrister Constance Harry Marshal (South South), and Chief Pius Akinyelure (South West).
The Scholar Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, on Friday, has called President Muhammadu Buhari to create a federal ministry of Fulani herdsmen to address the grievances of bandits and killer herders terrorising the country.
Mr Gumi, a self-appointed intermediary in the ongoing crises of banditry and killer herdsmen, said in a Facebook post on Friday that bandits should be rehabilitated like Niger Delta militants, adding that declaring war against bandits would be futile.
“Some said we have tried amnesty but it didn’t work. You didn’t try amnesty but tried amnesia. Amnesty without rehabilitation, reconciliation, and reparation is no amnesty,” Mr Gumi said.
“Ask the former Niger Delta Militants who killed security men in the past what an amnesty is. What stops us from having a federal ministry of Nomadic Affairs where their grievances and complaints will be addressed?”
President Umar Yar’Adua implemented an amnesty policy that saw the rehabilitation of thousands of Niger Delta militants who had waged a decade-long war on oil facilities across the region.
The militants lamented economic deprivation and environmental degradation that assailed the oil-rich region, drawing both sympathy and condemnation from different segments of the society.
The militants accepted political and economic solutions, including the creation of a Niger Delta ministry, proposed by the Yar’Adua administration and relinquished their arms and ammunition, marking an end of hostilities that saw the destruction of oil installations and deadly attacks on local and expatriate oil workers.
Mr Gumi’s statement came days after Katsina Governor Aminu Masari openly admitted that Fulanis are the bandits and herders responsible for the widespread killing and abduction across the country.
Mr Gumi said his efforts to get amnesty for bandits and killer herdsmen have been sabotaged by President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to deploy troops against violent criminals.
“Some disingenuous people say: peace and negotiations with herdsmen bandits have failed, and your mission has failed! I said my mission has not failed but it was sabotaged or discouraged by the same influential people that benefit from the chaos or like us to destroy ourselves and leave the herdsmen in perpetual ignorance,” Mr Gumi said.
In the Facebook post, Mr Gumi also slammed presidential spokesman Femi Adesina for mocking him as a bandit lover for his open support alliance with the bandits, who have been responsible for widespread killing, destruction and mass abduction of citizens, including schoolchildren.
“You bootlicker that called me a bandit-lover! I am not one, but my country-lover, my region-lover, my state-lover, and my people-lover, and humanity-lover,” Mr Gumi said to Mr Adesina without naming him.
It was unclear whether or not Mr Buhari was weighing amnesty for bandits as a sustainable solution to the acute insecurity that threatens to define his legacy.
Mr Buhari noted that “IPOB are not struggling for freedom when they attack police stations and property, but rather committing acts of terrorism” to steal money.
President Muhammadu Buhari has slammed the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) for unleashing terror on the South-East and parts of the South-South, describing them as thieves and terrorists.
The president said this in a statement by his media aide Garba Shehu on Sunday.
Mr Buhari, however, maintained that to achieve success, communities must unite against these horrific attacks, saying retributive violence was not the answer.
He challenged religious, traditional, and community leaders on the need to preach peace and preventing violence.
”Attempts to simplify the reasons into a basic narrative may help raise donor-dollars for international NGOs, fill pages of overseas newspapers and burnish foreign politicians’ faith credentials,” argued Mr Buhari. “But this does not increase understanding, nor offer solutions. If anything, simplistic theorising and finger-pointing make the situation worse.”
He pointed out that “it is important both for Nigerians and the international community to appreciate that there are” a multitude of factors responsible for the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.
Mr Buhari further explained that “there are no religious connotations at all when the primary purpose of these acts is to extract money.”
The president insisted that the “herder-farmer” violent conflict was a matter of “water and land,” not religion.
“Then the herder-farmer clashes. While international voices and some Nigerian politicians who seek personal gains from division declare this a matter of religion, for those involved, it is almost entirely a matter of access to water and land,” he stated. “Herders have moved their cattle into contact with farmers for millennia. But increasingly, due to population pressure, escalating aridity of northern states, and climate change, they are forced to travel further south to find grazing lands.”
On the activities of IPOB, Mr Buhari noted that “further afield in the South-East, IPOB are not struggling for freedom when they attack police stations and property, but rather committing acts of terrorism” to steal money.
“IPOB is not defending Christians, as their highly paid foreign lobbyists claim,” Mr Buhari pointed out, “when almost every citizen of those states they terrorize is uniformly Christian.”
A few months ago, Mr Buhari’s regime repatriated IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya, and now facing various criminal charges in court. He is in detention. Mr Kanu and IPOB are seeking the secession of the South-East from Nigeria.
However, Mr Buhari has urged Nigerians to be united against “those who seek to divide us for their own nefarious financial and political gain.” (NAN)
■ Mr Soyinka said the international community “has a right and responsibility to declare sections of the country as protectorate under the UN.”
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has called on the United Nations to step in and take control of parts of the country as the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to fulfill its responsibilities under international laws.
Mr Soyinka said the international community “has a right and responsibility to declare sections of the country as protectorate under the UN,” asking that the international body pull a “Namibia” and protect certain regions of the country.
“We are calling on the United Nations to intervene and stop this slave trade,” Mr Soyinka declared at an event in Lagos on Friday.
He explained that when protocols and conditions given by the UN and signed by a said nation are violated, such nation has failed to live up to its responsibilities.
“…the protocols are there for any nation to champion the cause of these children and thereby enforce on this government international intervention in whatever form,” Mr Soyinka said.
Mr Soyinka’s comments refer to school kidnappings, such as the Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna where 32 students were released from their captors on Friday. Mr Soyinka described the kidnapping and targeting of school children as slavery, which he stated is more lucrative within the country than exporting people.
Mr Soyinka said he’d been in talks with governments and foreign heads of states, appealing that they elevate the targeting of children and the “forced repatriation to the attention of the United Nations in the next General Assembly.”
The kidnappings, rife in the northern region of the country, and the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to control and eliminate the threat are direct violations of the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Across Nigeria, several attacks have been orchestrated by Fulani herdsmen and bandits as the reign of terror continues to spread from the North, these attacks have led to the loss of lives and damage to property.
Investigations revealed that the Nigerian Government, in a secret program, rehabilitate surrendered insurgents and attempt to integrate them into society, this is being done with no formal pardons.
Mr Buhari has often defended the actions of these insurgents. In July, Mr Buhari commended security agencies for raiding Sunday Igboho’s house, saying Mr Igboho has been disturbing the peace with his campaign against the herdsmen.
Peoples Gazette earlier reported how the presidency kicked against the ultimatum given by the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, to vacate the forest reserves.
The state government had hinged the decision on the criminal acts linked to the herders operating from the forests. But Mr Buhari argued that the murderous herders had rights to inhabit any portion of the Nigerian territory. (People’s Gazette)
The caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yola South local government of Adamawa State, Sulaiman Adamu, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that if wishes were horses, he would have wished coronavirus kill the president.
Mr Adamu, who made the spiteful remark, said if he was asked to choose between Mr Buhari and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, he would pick the latter with dispatch.
The APC chairman, according to sources made the statement during a meeting of some high profile stakeholders of the party, including the immediate past Governor of Adamawa State, Muhammadu Bindow and the immediate past Speaker of Adamawa State house of assembly, who is the incumbent member representing Yola south constituency in the state house of assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa.
Other APC stalwarts present at the meeting are Yusha’u Adamu who served Mr Bindow as adviser and Abubakar Sirimbai, who was a former development area chairman.
Sources privy to the development said the meeting took place on Sunday August 8, 2021 at the residence of the former commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, under the Bindow administration, Mustapha Barkindo-Mustapha, between 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
In a leaked audio clip obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the APC chieftains were heard making spiteful and denigrating remarks against the person of President Muhammadu Buhari without let or hindrance.
“I don’t know why coronavirus did not kill Buhari. If the president is placed side by side with Osinbajo, I will pick Osinbajo and leave Buhari,” the chairman was heard lamenting in Fulfulde.
Also lambasting the president, Abubakar Sirimbai in another sneering vituperation, said, it is better for the “accursed president” to die so that Mr Osinbajo could take over the reigns of power.
“It is better for the accursed president to die so that his deputy can assume the reins of power. We sold our properties to help the president win the election. We bought under wears, braziers, and cosmetic which we used to give him a make up. If I’m averse to Osinbajo becoming the president, may God not give me the privilege of living till evening.
“Buhari has achieved nothing in Adamawa in the last six years. APC in Adamawa thrives on the legacies of Bindow. We heard that Buhari used to be extremely happy whenever he learnt someone has gone bankrupt. We can’t be worshipping him like others,” Mr Sirimbai said. (Daily Nigerian)
■ Halts planned sale of 12 attack aircraft, 28 helicopter engines worth $875m
By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja with agency reports
United States lawmakers have begun to mount pressure on President Joe Biden over concerns about Nigeria’s human rights records.
Already, a proposed sale of 12 attack aircrafts and 28 helicopter engines worth $857 million has been put on hold.
Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have delayed clearing a proposed sale of 12 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters and accompanying defence systems to the Nigerian military, pausing a deal worth some $875 million, according to U.S. officials and congressional aides familiar with the matter.
In addition to the helicopters, the proposed sale included 28 helicopter engines produced by GE Aviation, 14 military-grade aircraft navigation systems made by Honeywell, and 2,000 advanced precision kill weapon systems—laser-guided rocket munitions, according to information sent by the State Department to Congress and reviewed by Foreign Policy, a US-based magazine.
It said the behind-the-scenes controversy over the proposed arms sale illustrated a broader debate among Washington policymakers over how to balance national security with human rights objectives.
It said the hold on the sale also showcased how powerfully the US lawmakers wanted to push the Biden administration to rethink the country’s relations with Africa’s most populous nation amid overarching concerns that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was drifting towards authoritarianism as his government has been besieged by multiple security challenges, including a jihadist insurgency.
Foreign policy observed that Western governments and international human rights organisations had ramped up their criticisms of the Nigerian government, particularly, in the wake of its ban on Twitter, systemic corruption issues, and the Nigerian military’s role in deadly crackdowns on protesters after widespread demonstrations against police brutality last year.
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, called for a “fundamental rethink of the framework of our overall engagement” with Nigeria during a Senate hearing with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in June.
Both Menendez and Senator Jim Risch, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have therefore placed a hold on the proposed arms sale, according to multiple U.S. officials and congressional aides familiar with the matter, who spoke to Foreign Policy on the condition of anonymity.
The details on the proposed sale were first sent by the US State Department to Congress in January before then former US Vice President Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, according to officials familiar with the matter.
Nigeria has relied on US arms sales in the past to help address multiple security challenges, including the 12-year insurgency by Boko Haram militants in the country’s northeast, a spate of high-profile kidnapping-for-ransom campaigns targeting schoolchildren in the country’s North-west, and deadly clashes between the country’s semi-nomadic herders and farmers fueled by climate change and environmental degradation of the country’s arable land.
The State Department, it was said, described the US-Nigeria relationship as “among the most important in sub-Saharan Africa” and had provided limited funding for various military training and education programmes.
Some experts said the United States should hit the pause button on major defence sales until it could make a broader assessment of the extent to which corruption and mismanagement hobble the Nigerian military and whether the military was doing enough to minimise civilian casualties in its campaign against Boko Haram and other violent insurrectionists.
“There doesn’t have to be a reason why we don’t provide weapons or equipment to the Nigerian military,” said Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa programme at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank.
Continuing, he added, “But it has to be done with an assessment of how it will actually, one, change the direction of conflict in Nigeria, and, two, that they will use it consistent with our laws. In both cases, it’s either a question mark or a fail. There is a culture of impunity that exists around abuses by the military,” said Anietie Ewang, the Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch.
Ewang cited the Nigerian military’s killing of unarmed protesters during the country’s massive #EndSARS demonstrations against police corruption and brutality last year as well as cases documented by human rights organisations of abuses in the military’s campaign against Boko Haram.
“I’m sure it’s a difficult situation. There are so many conflicts springing up across the country now. The authorities, I presume, are trying to do the best they can to save lives and properties. But this must be done in accordance with human rights standards. You can’t throw one out just to be able to achieve the other.”
Nigerian Embassy in Washington did not, however, return a request for comment, foreign policy claimed.
In the past, the Nigerian military had dismissed reports of human rights abuses by its soldiers as baseless and accused human rights groups of undermining the military’s resolve to combat terrorism.
But the United States had scrubbed proposed arms sales to Nigeria in the past on a case-by-case basis.
Former US President Barack Obama’s administration cut back arms sales to Nigeria over concerns about civilian casualties and human rights abuses, including blocking a 2014 sale of Cobra helicopters by Israel to Nigeria.
During that time, US officials reportedly voiced concerns that Boko Haram had infiltrated the Nigerian military—an accusation that provoked indignation from the Nigerian government.
These moves severely strained US-Nigeria relations, with Buhari accusing Obama of having unintentionally “aided and abetted” extremist groups by refusing to expand military cooperation and arms sales.
In late 2017, then US President Donald Trump’s administration agreed to sell the Nigerian government 12 A-29 Super Tucano warplanes, resurrecting a proposed sale the Obama administration froze after the Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp that January.
The first batch of those planes arrived in Nigeria earlier this month.
A U.S. State Department spokesperson declined to comment on the matter, saying: “as a matter of policy, the department does not confirm or comment upon proposed defence sales or transfers until they have been formally notified to Congress.”
Under the current practice, the State Department informally notifies Congress through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) of proposed arms sales in advance of a formal notification.
If committee members raise concerns about the proposed sale, the committees can freeze the sale until they receive satisfactory answers about their concerns from the State Department.
Once a proposed arms sale has been formally notified to Congress, Congress has a 30-day window to review the sale and, if it opposed the sale, it would pass a legislation to block it.
But if Congress took no action, the sale would move forward.
A top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, has signed off on the proposed sale of Cobra helicopters to Nigeria, a spokesperson for his office confirmed.
The office of the HFAC chairperson, Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
The Trump administration, frustrated with how Congress held up proposed arms sales for months, weighed scrubbing the decades-old practice of informally notifying Congress about arms sales, but it faced steep backlash over the idea from lawmakers.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is now looking to further extend congressional oversight over US arms sales to foreign countries.
Senatord Chris Murphy, a Democrat, Mike Lee, a Republican, and Bernie Sanders, an Independent, introduced legislation earlier this month aimed at reasserting Congress’s role in foreign policy.
The bill included a provision that would require Congress to actively approve all major sales rather than allow arms sales to be automatically approved unless Congress blocked them.
He explained that though he could not influence the cost, he had to secure a loan from his bankers in Abuja and Kaduna to raise the money.
President Muhammadu Buhari paid over N20 million for his two children, Yusuf and Zahra, who were studying in the United Kingdom universities in 2015, about the time when he declared to Nigerians that he could not afford the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) expression of interest and nomination form.
Findings by SaharaReporters confirmed this, showing how Buhari rode to power on the propaganda that he was an average Nigerian – who could not afford the APC’s N27 million and lived a moderate life.
Having previously run for three presidential elections and failed, Buhari showed his desperate desire to lead Nigeria by contesting again in 2015.
In 2015, he wooed Nigerians with many promises of what his administration would achieve in the areas of employment, security, agriculture among others.
Buhari had also lamented the high cost of the All Progressives Congress party’s expression of interest and nomination forms which cost N27.5 million as of then.
He explained that though he could not influence the cost, he had to secure a loan from his bankers in Abuja and Kaduna to raise the money.
A report of October 2014 quoted him as saying, “N27 million is a big sum; thankfully I have a personal relationship with the manager of my bank in Kaduna and early this morning, I put an early call (and) I told him that very soon the forms are coming, So, whether I am on red, or green or even black, please honour it, otherwise, I may lose the nomination.
“I was about to go to Kaduna this morning and I told the Chairman (John Odigie-Oyegun) but he said in that case, you better pick your form and keep a straight face. That means there is no excuse.”
Buhari’s position had attracted the sympathy of the Bauchi State Chapter of the Buhari Campaign Organisation which pledged to buy a nomination form for him, to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the APC.
However, checks by SaharaReporters revealed that Buhari’s two children were schooling in the United Kingdom at the time he claimed he had to take a loan for the party’s nomination form.
His only son, Yusuf Buhari, along with her sister, Zahra Buhari, was at the time enrolled in the University of Surrey for master’s degree programmes in Economics and Medical Microbiology respectively.
Checks on tuition fees paid by international students running a master’s degree programme at the institution as of 2020/2021 amounted to £15,800 to £20,500 equivalent to about N4. 5 million and N6 million based on the N288 to £1, which was the exchange rate around the time.
While Zahra’s course of study is currently not available at the institution’s portal, which makes it difficult to project how much she might have paid as fees, the tuition fee for Economics (master’s) for the 2020/2021 academic year amounted to £18,600 (N5. 4 million) for international students.
According to an American professor, John Paden, “All of President Buhari’s children have had extensive education. Several have studied at university and postgraduate levels, including abroad.”
Other children of the president also attended universities outside the country though there is but a short profile of their academic profiles which had excluded the dates they attended the schools for unknown reasons.
Fatima Buhari, who was born on March 7, 1975, got a postgraduate degree from Business Academy, Stratford, United Kingdom.
Following is Nana-Hadiza Buhari who was born on June 23, 1981. She studied at the Essence International School then later moved to Cobham Hall, Kent, United Kingdom where students in Years 7, 8, and 9 pay school fees as high as £10,279 for boarders and £6,804 for day students.
Nana-Hadiza also studied at the University of Buckingham.
Safinatu Buhari, born on October 13, 1983, also had her education at Essence International School and Cobham Hall, Kent, United Kingdom. She furthered her studies at the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, and at Arden University, United Kingdom.
Halima who was born on October 8, 1990, schooled at the International School, Kaduna, the British School of Lome, and Bellerby’s College, Brighton, United Kingdom. She also attended the University of Leicester, United Kingdom before bagging a degree from Nigeria Law School, Lagos.
With fees running into millions of naira paid to the United Kingdom over the years, both prior to his 2015 campaign and after, the Nigerian President could possibly afford the N27.5 million party nomination and expression of interest forms without drawing public sympathy.
President Muhammadu Buhari Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, says his principal prefers being treated abroad because he can afford it.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently abroad for medical check-up and there have been reactions to this.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Buhari on wasting tax payers money on his health while some critics have said the president ought to be treated within the country.
But speaking on Channels TV, Adesina said the president has been receiving medical treatment from the same team of doctors for about 40 years, and they have his medical profile.
“It is advisable that he continues with that who knows his medical history and that is why he comes to London to see them.
“He has used the same medical team for over 40 years. Once you can afford it, then stay with the team that has your history.”
Adesina also mocked the PDP for saying Buhari has turned the Presidential Villa to APC headquarters.
Governors elected under the opposition party had accused the president of hosting too many meeting of his party at the villa.
But Adesina, who said the PDP is losing grounds and its ranks are depleting, added that its member will say anything “illogical and inconsequential”.
He said past PDP presidents held many party meeting at Aso Rock.
“We were in this country when President Obasanjo was in power and the BOT meeting of the PDP used to hold at the presidential villa.”
“We were here when President Yar’adua, when President Jonathan was there, they held meetings at the presidential villa. What are they talking about really?
“When APC dwindles from 24 governors to 19, do you hear a whimper from PDP one day rejoicing? It is all because they are losing ground that they are saying all these things. It is the way of politics.” (Daily Trust)
“I dare you to come after me since that is the usual style now. You might have done it to others; you are about to learn a lesson if you touch me.
“If you know what I have done in secret, bring it to the open. I dare you to come after me if you can. I worked with you; I worked for you; I supported you to get there (where you are). When I talk now, I now have a smelly mouth.
“I’m not interested in meeting you any longer; no more visits. Now, it is war, because Nigeria must be set free.
“Have you forgotten that you vowed never to contest again. I said ‘not so’. I showed you how you can win the next election and you agreed to run and you won. I was not considering myself but concerned about how Nigeria can become great.
“Winning an election is a different thing; doing the right thing is another. No one must behave as if Nigeria is a personal property. Nigeria must be set free and any obstruction along the way must be removed; it must get out of the way.
“I declare to you ‘Nigeria-for-Nigeria Movement’. I’m prepared to lead this movement. Nigeria is not a one man property. This movement will liberate Nigeria.
“I don’t support any act of violence, taking up arms against the country and killing people. Those are in the realm of criminality and anybody doing that must be brought to book,
“However, we must realise that what has given rise to the agitation is lack of justice and equity. When there is justice, when there is equity, agitation will die down.
“How can you be expending so much energy on Igboho and Kanu? Igboho and Kanu are not Nigeria’s problems.
“Nigeria must restructure and no one can stop that.” (Punch)
Emir Ado Bayero has slammed visiting President Buhari face to face in Kano over rising insecurity in Nigeria under his watch.
News Online reports that the Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero has boldly told visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, that Nigerians are in serious suffering conditions.
Speaking to Buhari, the facially angry Emir said, “the present economic situation in the country is inflicting untold hardship on Nigerians coupled with the insecurity.”
Emir Bayero who raised the concern while receiving president Muhammad Buhari who paid a visit to the palace insisted that, “Nigerians are suffering, and something urgently needs to be done.”
The Emir urged the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to ease the suffering of the common man, more specifically with the high cost of essential commodities that are today clearly above the reach of the common man.
Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero also urged the federal government to intensify efforts to restore peace in the country, because according to him, insecurity in the nation is becoming alarming by the day.
While assuring president Muhammad Buhari of the emirate’s continued prayers for his administration, the royal father applauded the president for finding Kano worthy of citing federal government’s critical infrastructural projects, which he said will turn around the State to an economic hub.
Bayero said Kano has enjoyed tremendous transformation and developmental growth under the administration of President Muhammad Buhari.
President Muhammad Buhari in turns congratulated the monarch on his recent coronation as the 15th Fulani emir of Kano.
Buhari who expressed satisfaction over the warm reception received in Kano commended the developmental stride of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.