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new DIKWA EMIRATE - the return
« on: March 15, 2010, 09:42:36 AM »
BRIEF ON ALHAJI ABBA TOR SHEHU MASTA II

Alh. Abba Tor Shehu Masta II is the Son of the late Shehu Masta II, otherwise known as Shehu Masta Kyarimi who was appointed the Shehu of Dikwa in 1937 at Dikwa but later moved his capital to Bama in 1942 at the request of the Colonial Administration.

 
Alh. Abba Tor started his early education at Bama Central and Senior primary schools from 1952 to 1958. he proceeded to Teachers College Mubi from 1959 to 1962 where he obtained Grade Three Teachers Certificate. He was employed as a teacher in Bama Central and later transferred to Kashimri from 1962-1963. from 1963-1964 he was transferred back to Bama Central School . In 1965 he attended Borno Teachers College Maiduguri, for his Grade II Teachers Certificate and completed in 1967. On his return he was appointed as the Headmaster of Bama Central where he stayed from 1967 to 1970. In 1971 he succeeded in getting admission to the Ahmadu Bello University to study Law which he did from 1971-1973 and passed out with Second Class. The Dikwa Local Authority asked him to become the Administrative Secretary of the Local Authority which he accepted and was appointed from 1973-1976.

 
In 1976 with creation of Local Governments he was deployed to Ngala as Head of General Administration from 1976-1977. He was appointed secretary of the Ngala Local Government in 1971 and in 1978 he went back to Ahmadu Bello University for an extensive academic course on Human Resource Management from 1978-1979. On completion of the Administrative Management Studies at Ahmadu Bello University he resumed his job as the secretary Ngala local Government in 1979. he was appointed as Commissioner by the Administration of Governor Muhammed Goni and assigned to the Ministry of Information where he became a household name from 1979-1984.

 

In between he has been appointed as the Borno State Amirul Hajj and Head of Borno State Pilgrims in 1981, completed his tenure as commissioner in 1984. he was employed as head of administration by the Borno State Agricultural Development Programme (BOSADP) from where he attended Human Resources Management Course at the International Centre for Management, Training, Research and Consultancy in London in 1991.

 

He was again appointed as Commissioner under the Military Government of Group Captain Ibrahim Dada and assigned to the Ministry of Works, Housing and Land and Survey. For the second time he was again appointed as the Amirul Hajj by the Ibrahim Dada Administration. He completed his tenure in 1996. He was on completion of the commissionerís tenure appointed as Director of Personnel Management in the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. Before his current appointment, he was the chairman of the Governing Council of Kashim Ibrahim College of Education Maiduguri. He is happily married with children. His hobbies are reading, debates and public relations.

 


Achievements

∑        Attended Conference by Northern States on the drafting of Local Government Edict in Sokoto in 1977.

∑        Attended Administrative Management Training at Ahmadu Bello University from 1978-1979.

∑        Attended citizenship and Leadership Training Course at Shere Hills, Jos in 1979.

∑        Attended Residential Course on Development Administration University of Maiduguri .

∑        Attended appreciation course on Personnel Management at ASCON.

∑        Attended Human Resource Management Course in London at the International Centre for Research and Consultancy.   

           

End of his biography

 

 

The State Governor Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abba Tor Shehu Masta II Elkanemi as the new first class Emir of the newly created Dikwas Emirate.

 

The appointment letter was formally presented to him by the Secretary of the State Government Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda at his residence in old GRA Maiduguri.

 

The letter of appointment dated eleventh of this month was signed by the State Governor Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and was presented to the new Emir by the SSG Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda.

 

In it, the State Chief Executive stated that the appointment was based on the powers conferred on him by Section 68 of the Borno State Local Government Amendment Law 2010 and the Creation of new Emirates order 2010 which was confirmed through the House resolution on the creation of new emirates on the 16th of March 2010.

 

Following this the Governor approved the appointment of Alhaji Abba Tor II as the first class Emir of the new Dikwa Emirate with effect from 11th of March 2010.

 

The Emirate according to the letter comprises of Ngala, Gamboru, Wulgo, Fada, Gumsu, Masa, Dikwa and Boboshe.

 

Other Districts under the new Dikwa Emirate are Rann, Kala, Abori and Jilbe while the headquarters of the Emirate is Dikwa.

 

With the experience and royal background of the new emir the Governor said he has no doubt in mind that he will be an able custodian of culture, religion and other necessities of traditional leadership for the interest and development of the State.

 

Governor Ali Sheriff then wished him long reign, good health and wisdom  to carryout the heavy responsibilities.

 

Responding the new emir Allhaji Abba Tor Shehu II thanked governor Ali Sheriff for finding him worthy of the appointment.

 

According to him historically the throne belong to their family and promised to live above board.

 

Those in attendance during the presentation include the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Abdulrahman Terab, the Chairman of Ngala and Dikwa as welll as the Imam Idaini of Borno Imam Adam Asil Ibn Kyari Al-Sunusiya.

 

Born to the family of the Late Shehu, Masta the second the new Emir of Dikwa Alhaji Abba Tor started his early education at Bama Central Primary School and Senior Primary School from 1952-1958.

 

He proceeded to Teachers College Mubi from 1959-1962 where he obtained Grade II Teachers Certificate.

 

Abba Tor Masta II was emplyed as a teacher in Bama Central Primary School and later transferred to Kashimi from 1962-1963.   

 

In 1965 he attended Borno Teachers College Maiduguri for his Grade II Teachers Certificate before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University to study Law and passed with second class between 1971-1973.

 

The new Emir also served as Secretary Ngala Local Government in 1979 and was appointed commissioner of Information by Goni Administration from 1979-1984.

 

Alhaji Abba Tor Shehu Masta II served again as Commissioner of Works Housing, Land and Survey during  Ibrahim Dadaís Administration.

 

He was also Amirul Hajj in 1981 and 1986 and before his current appointment as Emir of Dikwa; he was the Chairman of the governing Council of Kashim Ibrahim College of Education Maiduguri.

 

Among courses he attended is Northern State Conference on drafting of Local Government Edict in 1977, Administrative Management Training in ABU 1978-1979, Citizen as well as Human Resources Management in London at the International Centre for Research and Consultancy.

 

The new emir of Dikwa Alhaji Abba Tor Masta II Elkanemi was happily married with children.
"My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for" - Tupak

 


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