Democracy has given Nigerians all kinds of leaders – the good, the bad and the ugly. In some areas, successes were achieved with leaders with foresight, focus and pedigree, while others are unfortunate to have leaders who are selfish and have no interest of the people at heart.
In Mokwa and Niger state in general, things are not different from what is obtained in other parts the country. It is peculiar to note that some individuals are blessed, they are born leaders, their skills of administration and leadership qualities are above average.
Alhaji Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru is one of such leaders. He is an experienced teacher, astute administrator, an orator and politician of high pedigree. As the saying goes, that a gold fish has no hiding place, Ndafogi was recently honoured at a colourful reception organised by the youths of Mokwa local government area. The reception was organised by the youths to appreciate Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru for his contributions and developmental strides he brought to Mokwa and environs.
It is no wonder, because as the immediate past permanent member of Niger State Universal Basic Education Board in charge of Niger South Senatorial District, his zone in terms of performance was adjudged the best.
Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru at the reception attributed the success he achieved to the leadership qualities of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. He applauded the governor for giving them a free hand to operate. Ndafogi equally praised the governor for his developmental strides in all sectors of the economy in the state. He said the governor would leave the state better than he met it.
There are people who are naturally silent achievers, they allow their actions to speak for them; one such person is Makun Mokwa, Alhaji Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru. Ndafogi, as he is fondly called, has been an achiever since he joined politics. As Chairman of Mokwa Local Government in the ill fated third republic, Ndafogi’s achievements are glaring. In the period, he was given award as one of the top three local government chairmen in Nigeria.
He was a deputy governorship aspirant on the platform of ACN, one of the parties that merged to become APC. The recent recruitment of teachers by Niger state government, which was, unfortunately, cancelled by the state government due to irregularities in the exercise, It’s worthy of note that Zone A, which Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru supervised, did better than other zones in terms of performance. This was achieved due to the foresight and transparency of Makun Mokwa.
He made sure only qualified and indigenous people were selected. Even in his native local government area, Mokwa, he made sure the right thing was done. He brought the much needed infrastructure to primary schools in the local government and other places.
In the past, schools were left dilapidated, but the coming on board in State Universal Basic Education Board, Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru changed the narrative – schools are now wearing better looks. No one does away with achievers. it on this note that Governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, decided to bring back Alhaji Ndafogi to continue with his good works. This time around, Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru was appointed as the Special Adviser Political and Strategy in charge of Niger South Senatorial District.
Alhaji Abdullahi Ndafogi Nasiru, Makun Mokwa, is happily married and has children. He is a lover of sports and a believer in the well being of humanity.
Ahmed Haruna Tswata,
Mokwa, Niger state