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Title: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 16, 2010, 10:49:04 AM
The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
4th August, 2010

Virtually whoever knows or is aware of the Kano political situation is left wondering at the visible reversal of its opinions over the passage of each day. The state is of course famous of such unpredictability in politics. Yet this is unusually intriguing: the shunned and stoned away “Noah” now turns to a revered and august “Christ”; and likewise the other venerated “Christ” to a cast away monster. Thereof one cannot help asking both answered and unanswered questions to whoever cares to listen.

Additionally, to the amazement of many, opposition parties of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the other newly born, though revolutionary one, Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) can be said to have dominated the state’s political landscape currently (both parties, I fear, are no better: the latter a hub for power hungry actors; while the former, centre for Capitalists who have little or no concern for a common man). This had not been the case since Nigeria’s general election in 2007 which mark the emergence of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, as the governor of Kano State.

What exactly happened? Well, it’s a proverbial assertion that water cannot develop a bitter taste without being touched. This water happens to be not an exception. Governor Shekarau came on the scene of Kano politicking in 2007 when the government of his former master, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, whom he divinely succeeded, was so detested and despised by the largest number of Kano people. The reason for the discontentment is not up today clear to all, though many commentators declare that that had to do with the out-going government iron-handiness in holding power, negligence of the Shari’ah and maltreatment of working and even retired classes.

Thus people craved for change; and massive support for the new government after the election and declaration of the winner. Furthermore, though disputably, plus the adoration of people for the former Head of State, retired General Muhammadu Buhari, an ANPP presidential aspirant then who stormed Kano days to the polling day and “changed” things, aggregated and  subsequently resulted to Shekarau’s being governor of Kano State.

There then the government of ANPP began with earnest enthusiasm and copious confidence in peoples’ mind that it would deliver to their extreme expectation.

It quite started well before it later turned-off to the so-called Adaidaita Sahu (societal re-orientation program) which, seemingly not to the knowledge of his Excellency Shekarau, has been unprofitable and wholly ineffective as far as Nigeria and Nigerians are concerned. Kinds of this program had begun many years back after Nigeria’s independence: Gowon’s Three Rs, Buhari’s WAI, IBB’s MAMSER, Obasanjo’s The Heart of Africa and now ‘Yar-Adua/Goodluck’s Rebranding; all these and more are never effectual, how on God’s earth would Adaidaita Sahu be?

Hence with achieving little or nothing the first tenure wrapped up. Yet the people of Kano, blinded by the infatuation of the man, re-elected him. It went to the extent whereby some thought that was due to charm of somewhat nature that Shekarau deployed to win peoples’ hearts, but that was nothing more than a fabricated lie. Though, still, this was and still is surprising.

During the campaign and afterwards Governor Shekarau made so much rosy promises, typical character of him. And to be very honest with the governor, he even realized the illusion behind the ostensive reorientation program and embarks on palpable, physical project here and there in the State afterwards. That aside, people are well aware of the other promises, added to the dogged grubby grab of power by some of his cabinet members after being undeservedly forgiven by the governor over their usual scandalous actions.

One of the preponderance actions that started x-raying the real Shekarau to populace was the local government council election held on 17th November 2007. Hardly an action like this had ever happened in Kano history; for I was an eye witness. In my local government, not a ballot cast was counted, yet the winner, an ANPP candidate, was announced! Some political hoodlums orchestrated by their aggrieved and tactless masters thoughtlessly and heedlessly set the local government building ablaze; and they looted everything, leaving only irremediable rubbles.

Relatively recently was the untenable demolition of peoples’ business tents on both major and minor roads. Although that of the former roads was justifiable to even a greater extent, but that of the latter was an unwarrantable oppression of masses. It was a hidden machinery to launch a vendetta against some helpless groups of people, myself for example.
 
The governor’s shocking actions and inactions couldn’t just be mentioned in a constrained space like this. The hottest one is his unwanted and unwelcomed move of imposing a candidate hated by everyone within and outside ANPP. Such a foray by a party’s political office holder is never done in civilized, truly democratized world. Party affairs should be democratic not autocratic. Shekarau should know that he too is subject to question by his party for it’s higher in authority than him.

I am afraid I might be mistaken as a politician; no am simply a student, an apolitical one. It’s only truth, which it’s said to be bitter, I take a gauntlet of saying wherever and whenever I find the chance to do so.

I invoke Allah, the Exalted; for His blessings upon Kano and Nigeria in the whole, amin.


Muhsin M. Ibrahim
Dept. of Education
Bayero University, Kano
muhsin2008@gmail.com
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Dan-Borno on August 17, 2010, 10:16:26 AM
you are not fair to this man, shekarau.  all your arguments
are baseless without facts, they are contestable and could
be argued otherwise.  come up with facts and figures, come
with where he violated the laws of his mother land and we
will listen to your worries.

just because you hate the man doesnt colour him black, there
are millions who see him as a messiah - that is politics and if
you are truely apolitical better never say a word.  allow those
who faught hard, suka kasa kuma suka tsare, those who
belong to a particular political party to exercise their constitutional
right of voting and belonging to a particular political party to
come up with such complaint.

shekarau has boldly declared his intention to contest for the
presidential seat under the banner of our great party, za ANPP.

i advise you send your article to desert herald, they will be happy
to publish it.

Nigeria sai Shekarau Insha Allah
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 20, 2010, 11:17:25 AM
Muhsin,
What rosy promises has Shekarau made that he didn't fulfill?
The adaidaita sahu program as much as it didn't get the success required is very much needed.
For your information,at present,all northern governors have adopted (at least in part) the societal re-orientation campaign. Even the federal government. I believe it is highly important towards Nigeria's development. We need our attitudes to change towards a positive side.

All leaders have good and Bad sides,there can never be a perfect leader.
Shekarau has done and achieved quite a lot as a leader.
He will be missed.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 21, 2010, 02:58:29 PM
you are not fair to this man, shekarau.  all your arguments
are baseless without facts, they are contestable and could
be argued otherwise
.  come up with facts and figures, come
with where he violated the laws of his mother land and we
will listen to your worries.


True? Then lets see it on the ground, old (and elder) buddy.

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just because you hate the man doesnt colour him black, there
are millions who see him as a messiah - that is politics and if
you are truely apolitical better never say a word.  allow those
who faught hard, suka kasa kuma suka tsare, those who
belong to a particular political party to exercise their constitutional
right of voting and belonging to a particular political party to
come up with such complaint.

I did virtually all that things you mentioned. I loved Shekarau more than you do, man. I saw him more than a Messiah but THEN. I'll never love any politician more. Now everything has come out in the wash. He's a wolf in sheep cloth. Pity.

And, you either believe it or not: I am what I am, i.e. a apolitical. Can I argue the fact that you are from Borno? No, of course, huh? Then it goes along this line. Get that?

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shekarau has boldly declared his intention to contest for the
presidential seat under the banner of our great party, za ANPP.

I don't have a quarrel with the fact that Allah, the Exalted, gives mulki. But for Shekarau to be a president is far from becoming reality. And lets witness. Time will inevitably tell.

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i advise you send your article to desert herald, they will be happy
to publish it.

I don't think that is needed; my target audience are folks like you.

And for your information, I don't believe neither do I support the kind of journalism practice by that news-website. Its an archetypal unethical journalism in the show.

Nigeria sai Shekarau Insha Allah

BTW, two days. I lost my phone that's why I haven't sent you and other K-Onliners Barka da Shan ruwa message yet. Please let me have it (as well as yours) once again. Thanks
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 21, 2010, 03:16:40 PM
Muhsin,
What rosy promises has Shekarau made that he didn't fulfill?

Tell me of the promises he made, and then tell me which and which he fulfilled.

For example: where is State's owned electricity? The rosiest of all: employment for the indigents in far away US? Uninterrupted water supply? Building of this and that sites, for example the one near me, i.e. Kofar Na'isa? Keep counting.

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The adaidaita sahu program as much as it didn't get the success required is very much needed.
For your information,at present,all northern governors have adopted (at least in part) the societal re-orientation campaign. Even the federal government. I believe it is highly important towards Nigeria's development. We need our attitudes to change towards a positive side.

Yes it's needed, yet that does not mean it ought to consume the seemingly unaudited monies it's consuming without leaving anything, or virtually so, on the ground. Again, tell me how effective are other programs? I already mentioned that the kind of that program is never effectual, is it? How? Thanks

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All leaders have good and Bad sides,there can never be a perfect leader.
Shekarau has done and achieved quite a lot as a leader.
He will be missed.

That is the fact the likes of DB don't agree with. From the onset Shekarau's goodness outweighed his other side; but the reverse is now the case. And I wallahi want him to change, for he's no matter how my governor.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 24, 2010, 11:55:05 AM
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Tell me of the promises he made, and then tell me which and which he fulfilled.

LOL,why are you redirecting my question back at me.
I didn't accuse him of not fulfilling his promise. I want you to squarely and objectively point out which promise he made that he didn't fulfill.
Then we can judge.

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For example: where is State's owned electricity? The rosiest of all: employment for the indigents in far away US? Uninterrupted water supply? Building of this and that sites, for example the one near me, i.e. Kofar Na'isa? Keep counting.

The state house of assembly(and the populace) rejected the loan proposed by the governor. However,consultancy works for the establishment of the power plant has been concluded.
As regards employment,i don't know how you came to the conclusion. Do you have anyone that came back from the US that is now unemployed?
Regarding the Kofar Na'isa plots. The project is a public private partnership. The role of government is to give the land and facilitate speedy clearance of all obstacles that might hinder the project. A private firm will now undertake the development of the plots(with its own funds) and sell to individuals and/or organizations. Government,as you can witness has done its part. The developer as well has done much of the work. It is left for the developer to decide on how much to sell the plots.

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Yes it's needed, yet that does not mean it ought to consume the seemingly unaudited monies it's consuming without leaving anything, or virtually so, on the ground. Again, tell me how effective are other programs? I already mentioned that the kind of that program is never effectual, is it? How? Thanks

Again, i cannot score whether or not the adaidaita sahu program has, or is succeeding or not. What i know for sure is that,for Kano state and Nigeria to develop we need massive societal re-orientation. Government needs to enlighten people on this and it is part of the mandate of adaidaita sahu.
Buhari and Idiagbon introduced War against indiscipline (WAI) and it was successful. Mind you however,that they used military force in enforcing WAI. Now we are in a democracy,things are done differently.
I used to oppose the program as well because i was once told that its accounts are unaudited. Later on i found out that they were actually audited.

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From the onset Shekarau's goodness outweighed his other side; but the reverse is now the case.

I always ask people that dislike Shekarau and i ask you same.
What bad side has he that warrants so much hatred? I want you to please be specific and objective with all sense of fairness.

Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Suleman on August 24, 2010, 02:18:23 PM

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From the onset Shekarau's goodness outweighed his other side; but the reverse is now the case.

I always ask people that dislike Shekarau and i ask you same.
What bad side has he that warrants so much hatred? I want you to please be specific and objective with all sense of fairness.



I find it hard to resist this one. I think the tone of your question is a bit harsh, because a lot of people are critics of those in power (Shekarau inclusive) not because of dislike or hatred but because they genuinely feel that there is room for improvement to say the least. Having said that, For some one who has spent 8 years (almost) as Governor, second only to Audu Bako, and during who's tenure at least =N= 400 BN accrued to the state coffers, I tend to think that Kano could and indeed should fare better. Compare his tenure to that of Audu Bako in terms of money accrued/projects within the time frames that they got and you will be mischievious not to see the glaring evidence.
Reason why most people are disappointed is not far fetched: 1) his past history who many have attested to being a humble person throughout his civil service career; 2) he was genuinely voted by the talakawas "when he had no one to turn to except Allah"; 3) if he was a PDP member most people wound'nt even bother critising cos its in their DNA.
In my view, Shekarau and indeed all of our leaders need not fear those who offer genuine positive critism but should distance themselves from those who sing their praise whilst they are in power.

I found this news item on the internet on Audu Bako's achievements as Governor for 8 years. Practically kano as it is today was built by this man 'sauran sai dai fenti kawai suke sake wa'.

http://aminiya.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3251:tuna-baya-shi-ne-roko-kaddamar-da-ayyukan-gwamnatin-marigayi-gwamna-audu-bako&catid=24:tumbin-giwa (http://aminiya.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3251:tuna-baya-shi-ne-roko-kaddamar-da-ayyukan-gwamnatin-marigayi-gwamna-audu-bako&catid=24:tumbin-giwa)
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 24, 2010, 04:23:28 PM
Suleman, my question is not harsh in any way.
It is as simple as it can get.
Criticism in our own way is condemnation.
Our whole manner of opposition is harsh i would say. Leaders are not saints(even the audu bako you refer to) and as i said earlier no leader is perfect. When people criticize a leader they do it with a passion without being objective. When i listen to radio programs i get goose bumps. The extent to which people go to dent the image of Shekarau and his administration is worrisome.

On the three points you raised as to why his image is now dented, i doubt them.
1) What is the measure of humility? In all manners,Shekarau will definitely pass the humility test.(that is a weak excuse gaskiya)
2) I don't get the point in the second and third points.
The same talakwas that stoned kwankwaso now gather themselves to hear him out at campaigns and meetings.

I would implore you to get a copy of the financial commitments of the Shekarau administration through the directorate responsible for keeping the records of the administration's spendings. Ibrahim Ado Kurawa (of kanoonline) heads the directorate. Maybe it'll answer your questions on how they spent the N400billion it got in 8 years.
I have seen the books (at least for 4 years).
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Suleman on August 24, 2010, 08:04:12 PM
Point of correction, the 3 points I raised are mere reasons why most people are disappointed in Shekarau's performance and not to dent his image in any way. All I was trying to point out is that a lot of people had full confidence in him back in 2003, for the 3 reasons I listed; that Shekarau could match if not surpass any other Governor that Kano has seen in its history, but we all know that he will struggle to come 3rd best if that.
Regarding the audited accounts kuma ai ido mudu. 'An ce da kare ana buki a gidansu, yace in gani a kas'. Unless there is another Kano state where all the development has gone, I cannot justify =N=400BN a Kano ta yau dai. And don't forget this is a very conservative estimate of income I have used. I must add, though, that in my view, the bad governance is more down to lack of initiative than corruption, as in those in control  do not know any better as evidenced by the calibre of people surrounding him.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 25, 2010, 11:29:04 AM
I understand your points now.
I agree with you that the expectations were not met as a result of lack of initiation.
I still implore you to get a copy of the govt spending's. It might clear your eyes and maybe you'll see places where money has been spent that you never knew government spends in such areas.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Dave_McEwan_Hill on August 25, 2010, 12:09:32 PM
None of us is a saint, but I am very pleased to see Audu Bako getting some well deserved praise. No one who has flollowed him can n evenn the slightest way match what he did for Kano and the vision he had of huge advances, particularly in agricultural profuction, for the state. His vision should be re-activated.

I see Niger is now facing famine with half it's population unable to feed itself due to two years of drought followed by huge flooding this year washing the remaining crops away.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Dan-Borno on August 25, 2010, 12:50:52 PM
muhsin you need not to argue, that does'nt hinder me from speaking
what i know through reliable sources.

malam suleman, the mere fact that you are comparing audu
bako's achievement and that of shekarau shows how unfair
you want to be to this gentleman.

governance in a democratic dispensation is NEVER a one man
show.  the processes of taking a decision in governance is
open and participatory, that is why honourable commissioners
are appointed after they have been screened by the house of
assembly members of the state.

at the end of every financial year, the state government through
its various ministries submit its budget for the year which will be
scrutinized by the members of the house of assembly and also
ensure its strict compliance (it is an offence not to use budgetary
provision for the purpose it is intended)

so, if audu bako and so many of his colleagues during that period
have been able to perform credibly, it is the crop of people and
their willingness to work for the sake of humanity that surrounds
him both at the executive and legislative cadre and including the
civil servants of that period and the kudos is to all of them.

muhsin and suleman (kai har da auntyn naka yau)
what apparatus did you use to arrive at such conclusions about
shekaraus governance?

how can a government agency not undergo auditing? haba ku
daina magana irin na yan tasha mana.

muhsin, we share your grief, the short notice given to you before
your super market was bulldozed is well noted and that is an
administrative error during the execution of the order lol
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 25, 2010, 01:37:39 PM
DB,
Audu Bako was a military Governor. He didn't have to lobby the legislature to approve his budget.
He had no problem of separation of power. He had full control.
Ai if you look at the whole country in general,most of the developmental works (especially in infrastructure) was done by the military.

Audu Bako is a visionary leader.
Shekarau will one day be seen as someone that did much to Kano too (mark my words)
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Suleman on August 25, 2010, 04:33:15 PM
Nigerians in general never seize to amaze me. When it favours us we say one thing and when it goes against us  we say exactly the opposite. The same Shakarau praise singers, I remember, were comparing him to Audu Bako back then and now it has suddenly become "unfair" to compare the 2 of them. Any way my comparison to Audu Bako is merely because of the length of time both of them held power. I make bold to say that Rimi's administration (a civilian one for that matter) that only lasted 1 tenure, has done more progressive things for kano than the last 8 years of ANPP. How about that? Unfair also I guess? But why don't we for once call a spade a spade. Making excuses that the people Audu Bako worked with were more honest is just not acceptable. A good leader does not have to know all the solutions, but should be able to install the right people in the right places and always demand the right results.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 25, 2010, 10:39:23 PM
I make bold to say that Rimi's administration (a civilian one for that matter) that only lasted 1 tenure, has done more progressive things for kano than the last 8 years of ANPP. How about that? Unfair also I guess?

Gaskiya ban yarda ba.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: HUSNAA on August 26, 2010, 03:29:56 PM
I make bold to say that Rimi's administration (a civilian one for that matter) that only lasted 1 tenure, has done more progressive things for kano than the last 8 years of ANPP. How about that? Unfair also I guess?

Gaskiya ban yarda ba.

GGNK, Rimi was voted into power in 1979, u were how old? Not born then. So how can u agree with any of his achievements seeing that u werent there when they occurred?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
For my part, I am wholly behind Sulaiman and Muhsin. Indeed Shekarau ya sha giyar milki ya chanza. There is no doubt about that. To give a misali wata ýar gada a unguwar mu, took almost six months to be repaired. It would have cost only 5 million naira with manual labor provided by workers of the ministry of works, but it was awarded as kwangila for 40 million naira and when it was finally opened, the road wasnt even tarred. Sai kwananan a ka zuba kwaltar bayan kusan shekara daya, kuma I think even that one was given out as a separate job to either someone or as I think now, the ministry of works may have been responsible for it becos it was done in no time at all and without much inconvenience to road users.
Kwanakin baya na je asibitin murtala wajen imajemsi section din, kurum kyankyasu ne ke lugude a kasa, sai zarnin fitsari, kuma at that time gwamnan kano anyi masa haihuwa, ya tafi london ya dubo jaririn da matar ta haifa a asibiti a ingila. KUMA SAI ACE A NA ADALCI ANAN? Muhin fadi abinda ranka yake so, you are correct. Both Dan Borno and GGNK ba mazauna Kano bane, so they dont have the mandate to argue with those of us wanda we are directly affected by milkin shekarau every single day.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Suleman on August 26, 2010, 04:22:33 PM
I make bold to say that Rimi's administration (a civilian one for that matter) that only lasted 1 tenure, has done more progressive things for kano than the last 8 years of ANPP. How about that? Unfair also I guess?

Gaskiya ban yarda ba.

I was hoping you would take me on that. To start with he set up the agency for mass education, the most successfull adult education program at that time in the whole of Africa (according to UNESCO, bani na fada ba). Me personally, I know a lot of women who went to makarantar library and on to University. The setting up of CTV kano and Triumph newspapers, the first state owned media in the North, is another achievement which clearly shows more vision than the peculiar road resurfacing projects that all other mediocre governments pride themselves on. He set up WRECA, Rural electricity board, KASCO & KNARDA which if you care to find out have achieved a lot in bettering the lives of 'mazauna karakara' especially. The REB, it was reported, had electrified 180 villages in just 1 year of its establishment. Kafin Hausa which is 200km from Kano is one of such villages that I personally can attest to. Also kar ka manta cewa, during his time Jigawa state was part of Kano which meant that the little that was available had to be stretched to serve a wider area. Investment house opposite Gidan Murtala is another achievement of his, as is the Magwan hotel. I think he initiated the kasuwar duniya projects one at farm centre and the other on zoo rd but I'll have to confirm. All this was achieved in 4 years.
It is a shame that we do not celebrate excellence, otherwise how come records such as this have not been documented or rather not been made available online? It took a bayerebe to bring out these achievements in a blog, the link to which is below.
My grouse is not with Shekarau but with people who celebrate mediocrity. We should learn to award everyone his due in society, without fear or favour. Let us learn to celebrate excellence and condemn mediocrity if for nothing else than to teach our younger ones the value of hard work.

http://ifeyinka.blogspot.com/2010/04/muhammed-abubakar-rimia-politician-and.html (http://ifeyinka.blogspot.com/2010/04/muhammed-abubakar-rimia-politician-and.html)
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 27, 2010, 03:32:07 PM

GGNK, Rimi was voted into power in 1979, u were how old? Not born then. So how can u agree with any of his achievements seeing that u werent there when they occurred?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
For my part, I am wholly behind Sulaiman and Muhsin. Indeed Shekarau ya sha giyar milki ya chanza. There is no doubt about that. To give a misali wata ýar gada a unguwar mu, took almost six months to be repaired. It would have cost only 5 million naira with manual labor provided by workers of the ministry of works, but it was awarded as kwangila for 40 million naira and when it was finally opened, the road wasnt even tarred. Sai kwananan a ka zuba kwaltar bayan kusan shekara daya, kuma I think even that one was given out as a separate job to either someone or as I think now, the ministry of works may have been responsible for it becos it was done in no time at all and without much inconvenience to road users.
Kwanakin baya na je asibitin murtala wajen imajemsi section din, kurum kyankyasu ne ke lugude a kasa, sai zarnin fitsari, kuma at that time gwamnan kano anyi masa haihuwa, ya tafi london ya dubo jaririn da matar ta haifa a asibiti a ingila. KUMA SAI ACE A NA ADALCI ANAN? Muhin fadi abinda ranka yake so, you are correct. Both Dan Borno and GGNK ba mazauna Kano bane, so they dont have the mandate to argue with those of us wanda we are directly affected by milkin shekarau every single day.

Anty Husnaa,
I dont have to be alive to know or even gauge the performance of Abubakar Rimi. History and records will prove what he did and did not do.
Rimi like all leaders of Kano has achieved quite alot in his 1 year tenure. He has also created the evil that is consuming Kano. Rashin Kunya. He gave people the impression and belief that they don't have to pay tax for government to work for them. He also set the masses against the Emirate council which hitherto was a uniting organ and mediator in conflicts.
I still maintain my stand that Rimi has not achieved more than Shekarau.
I will not start listing what and what Shekarau has done and comparing it to Rimi. I still urge you to refer to the documentation directorate in the government house.
Some of his projects have not even been done by the federal govt. I believe the number of schools he has built far outnumber what any govt in Kano has ever built,likewise the individuals the state government sent on scholarships both in Nigeria and abroad. Ga yan pension. What he has done in human capital development is commendable. Maybe because you don't interact or happen to know the several people that benefit from it.

Tell me if you don't have coakroaches in your house. Does that mean you are a bad housekeeper too?

Like Suleman said (although he fails to implement himself), we should learn to give honour to whom honour is due.
Shekarau has acheived a lot as governor of Kano state and like every known leader,he has his bad side or weakness. However,his achievements outweigh his negativity.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: HUSNAA on August 27, 2010, 08:28:22 PM

 



Tell me if you don't have coakroaches in your house. Does that mean you are a bad housekeeper too?


The point is that this is an hospital. THERE SHOULDNT BE ANY COCKROACHES ROAMING THE FLOOR OF AN HOSPITAL AND IN DISREPUTABLY LARGE  NUMBERS AS WELL!!!!
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 28, 2010, 02:46:18 PM
Assalamu alaikum,

Your answers are very vague, your "reasons" disputable and and generally some of the things you said funny, wallahi. Quit trying to defend undependable (so at least Shekarau stands as here). Go rest. Even the so-called talkative people of his government, who are in effect and fact just big-mouthed political bigots who shout in radio stations have begun to retreat lest you don't know. Ask your friends or brothers.

I initially intended to write a sequel to this this article but I haven't yet got the chance. For example in it I do not touch Education, i.e. one of the carelessly marginalized sector by the Shekarau-led administration. Thereof I will post one very dishearten lamentation by the KUST entangled vice-chancellor, Prof. Riruwai about how the "veteran educationists", the old principal, the incumbent governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau handles things there. Enjoy your reading...

Poor funding hinders our operations in Kano varsity – Prof Garba
Thursday, 29 July 2010 00:00    Auwalu Umar, Kano
 
Professor Ibrahim Garba is the Vice Chancellor of Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST). Here, he explains the numerous problems militating against the growth and development of the university, saying the institution is yet to even hold a maiden convocation 10 years after take-off.

How would you reflect meeting the university when you formally assumed office as the vice chancellor?

It gives us worry in the university that 10 years after establishing the institution, we are still struggling. I think there are fundamental problems and some of these problems date back to the inception of the university. Some of them are so fundamental that it will be a Herculean task to overcome and then continue to make progress. The first was the site of the university. It was wrongly conceived, unfortunately. This university was actually initiated in the 1980s and sited at Bagauda Lake Hotel area, the present site of the Kano campus of the Nigerian Law School. Later on they moved it to the present site in Wudil.

The drivers of government probably do not have the full idea of what it takes to be a university. They probably thought that it was just like putting up any other institution. That single act constrained the development of the university; because as I have earlier told you up to today, the two colleges that were dedicated to the university are still where they are; and there is no room for expansion.
The university took over the structures of Wudil Teachers’ College and Technical College Wudil. We have to stretch ourselves to take as many students as we can because it is a state university. I cannot imagine an indigene of Kano who is qualified to be refused admission into the university. Record has shown that all the state universities that started in Nigeria were based on a virgin ground and enough money dedicated for the take-off of such institutions. Katsina State started its university on a site that was already part of ABU Teaching Hospital. We read recently that Sokoto State has allocated N8.8 billion to start building its own university. Jigawa is planning to build one.
The university, sincerely speaking, has not received enough funding to make it overcome its shortcomings in order to move forward. We also understand that there are a lot of competing demands from other agencies of government, there is no government that has enough funds for everything.

As regards the site of the university, what do you think will be the solution to the problem?

Government should find a permanent site for the university and start building structures. Government should make this place a transit or temporary site so that when the university moves over to its permanent site, this place will be a campus, faculty or college in the university. Whether we like it or not, each state will begin to rely on its own university because of the competing demand for admission. There is no indigene of Kano State that will be sure of getting admission into Bayero University Kano because it is a federal institution. But if it is our own, we can turn it the way we want. Universities are made to drive development and the people that own the university will tell us what they want it to look like.

At present, what is the level of funding by the state government?

Like I earlier said, the level of funding is very low and inadequate and that is why you hear all kinds of concerns. We don’t have enough money for any capital project. Also, there is no enough money to continue to run the university on daily basis, and unfortunately for us, we have no other means of generating revenue. Our cost of diesel every month is  N1.3 million because for two weeks you cannot see electricity for half an hour. We have to spend such amount on monthly basis because you cannot teach without light.
We charge the lowest tuition fees in Nigeria, considering our environment. It will surprise you to know that Kano returning students pay only N3900 tuition per annum; students from Jigawa State pay about N8000 and others pay about N15,000. We had to add N5000 this year because we realised that the previous tuition fees were untenable since there was no funding from the state government.  We were just lucky it scaled through as they managed to pay.

Can you give an idea of how much you get monthly, quarterly or annually as running cost or overhead cost?

The overhead cost used to be N20 million per quarter and the problem is that the money does not come on time. You find out that when a request is sent, government approves it immediately but getting the money out is very difficult.
Kano business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, was constructing a N300 million faculty in the university, but somehow the philanthropist was said to have withdrawn his support for the project.

What really went wrong?

I wasn’t here when that project started, but I met Aminu Dantata on this issue and he has explained the difficulties he had and why he had to pause. I think he made a pledge to build a structure for about N200 million. He was given the site and design, and he started the building. It was a very large building.
But along the line, the contract was reviewed because it was not conceived well; they mixed up a lot of things.  The cost of the project escalated by about N50 million when it was reviewed. And he said since he had pledged to spend a certain amount, the state government should pay for the variation on the project.  That was exactly what happened.

It is now 10 years since the take-off of the institution but the university is yet to hold its convocation, why?

We have graduated five sets of students in the fields of engineering and science and there was never a convocation ceremony to honour them. You see, convocation is not just a ceremony; in fact, it is a statutory function of the university. Each university must have a convocation that admits students into it. Convocations are ceremonies you do to investiture people that graduated from that school and for life they are part of these institutions. Convocations are also used to honour working people.
Our chancellor, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has not been installed since he was appointed, almost two years now. Convocation ceremony is used to install the chancellor, showcase the university to the public and extend your hands of friendship to people to attract some funds to sustain or support the university.
We have already concluded all arrangements required to hold the maiden convocation where degrees will be conferred on over 500 students. The proposal is receiving government attention, and as soon as government gives us the necessary support, we will fix a date for the convocation.

How has failure to organise convocation affected the image of the university?

People even wonder whether there is a university here. We are not known beyond this place. There are many instances when we go to functions where people erroneously say we are from Bayero University, and when we say no, they ask, ‘Is there any other university in Kano?’ 

DAILY TRUST
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 28, 2010, 03:05:24 PM
P:S

Well said Suleiman and Aunt Husnaa. BTW, 1000 days aunty; hope you've been doing fine.

And, I'll inshaAllah respond to some of your claims, GGNK. Eh? Respond or debunk? We'll see.

A sha ruwa lafiya.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 28, 2010, 09:27:38 PM
Assalamu alaikum,

Your answers are very vague, your "reasons" disputable and and generally some of the things you said funny, wallahi. Quit trying to defend undependable (so at least Shekarau stands as here). Go rest. Even the so-called talkative people of his government, who are in effect and fact just big-mouthed political bigots who shout in radio stations have begun to retreat lest you don't know. Ask your friends or brothers.

LOL, Muhsin on the contrary,it is your answers that seem funny and generally ambiguous.
You still haven't given a single obvious fact that will undoubtedly negate the achievements of Shekarau.
The interview you posted does not in any way accuse Shekarau in the problems of the University.
As you are aware,shekarau inherited the University and he (for your information) dissociated the institution with politics. Hitherto,the University was run like a PDP organ. He appointed carrier and non partisan educationists to run the institution. You don't know that because your eyes are so closed you are just looking for his mistakes.
Besides,what has a convocation ceremony has to do with his failure as a leader. A ceremony where 'dignitaries' will be given 'honorary' degrees and it will be aired for 1 minute on NTA,a lecture delivered by a 'renowned' big man,where most of the graduating students are busy trying to spot who and who graced the occassion. Had this been held during his regime,would that have earned him respect by you?

Muhsin,the success of a university is the calibre and quality of graduates it produces,not the convocation ceremonies it holds.

Husnaa was even more close at giving a reason for her dislike. She hates cockroaches and she happened to see cockroaches in a government hospital therefore she hates Shekarau.
Husnaa,i asked around and have confirmed that cockroaches do not pose any health hazard to patients....lol.
The hospital you went to has a management and a board responsible for the upkeep of the hospital and its general cleanliness. If you had been to the hospital and say you didn't see doctors attending to patients or the hospital turning away patients then your argument could be given serious attention,amma dai dan kin ga kyankyaso gaskiya ke ma wasa kike.

Please let us not be blinded by hatred. Hate him for a reason please.
 
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Nuruddeen on August 28, 2010, 10:11:53 PM

GGNK, Rimi was voted into power in 1979, u were how old? Not born then. So how can u agree with any of his achievements seeing that u werent there when they occurred?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
For my part, I am wholly behind Sulaiman and Muhsin. Indeed Shekarau ya sha giyar milki ya chanza. There is no doubt about that. To give a misali wata ýar gada a unguwar mu, took almost six months to be repaired. It would have cost only 5 million naira with manual labor provided by workers of the ministry of works, but it was awarded as kwangila for 40 million naira and when it was finally opened, the road wasnt even tarred. Sai kwananan a ka zuba kwaltar bayan kusan shekara daya, kuma I think even that one was given out as a separate job to either someone or as I think now, the ministry of works may have been responsible for it becos it was done in no time at all and without much inconvenience to road users.
Kwanakin baya na je asibitin murtala wajen imajemsi section din, kurum kyankyasu ne ke lugude a kasa, sai zarnin fitsari, kuma at that time gwamnan kano anyi masa haihuwa, ya tafi london ya dubo jaririn da matar ta haifa a asibiti a ingila. KUMA SAI ACE A NA ADALCI ANAN? Muhin fadi abinda ranka yake so, you are correct. Both Dan Borno and GGNK ba mazauna Kano bane, so they dont have the mandate to argue with those of us wanda we are directly affected by milkin shekarau every single day.

Anty Husnaa,
I dont have to be alive to know or even gauge the performance of Abubakar Rimi. History and records will prove what he did and did not do.
Rimi like all leaders of Kano has achieved quite alot in his 1 year tenure. He has also created the evil that is consuming Kano. Rashin Kunya. He gave people the impression and belief that they don't have to pay tax for government to work for them. He also set the masses against the Emirate council which hitherto was a uniting organ and mediator in conflicts.
I still maintain my stand that Rimi has not achieved more than Shekarau.
I will not start listing what and what Shekarau has done and comparing it to Rimi. I still urge you to refer to the documentation directorate in the government house.
Some of his projects have not even been done by the federal govt. I believe the number of schools he has built far outnumber what any govt in Kano has ever built,likewise the individuals the state government sent on scholarships both in Nigeria and abroad. Ga yan pension. What he has done in human capital development is commendable. Maybe because you don't interact or happen to know the several people that benefit from it.

Tell me if you don't have coakroaches in your house. Does that mean you are a bad housekeeper too?

Like Suleman said (although he fails to implement himself), we should learn to give honour to whom honour is due.
Shekarau has acheived a lot as governor of Kano state and like every known leader,he has his bad side or weakness. However,his achievements outweigh his negativity.





Salam Gogannaka, I think to compare Rimi and Shekarau in terms of development project, is just to waste time revolving around some of the restrospective circumstance(s) that made pple  see Shekarau as religious opportunist who used all tactics and power play to deceive Kano ppl.

You see it is a great shame on Shekarau and his clarion call on Adaidaita Sahu if up to today he cannot put set Kano ppl in their righful place. The morality issue that he claims  entrenching in the minds of Kano ppl is still at large.

Goga, u know and I knw that what Kano needs at this crucial time of global developmnt initiatives is not road expansion.  Everybody knows that what you need are flyovers at Aminu Kano roundabout, Sabon Gari, Batter and some terrible places that bring commotion. In the whole of Kano city there is no single flyover dear besides the one that is under construction along Zaria road. What a shame? Can't Shekarau take example from Kawo flyover in Kaduna? Those days the Kawo junction was a terrible place to passby, but today its now a thing of the past.

As far Rimi( Allah yaji kan rai ya kuma sa ya huta), one will live to remember his yesterdays when Kano  joined her counterpart States like Lagos by having traffic lights-courtesy of  Rimi's hard-earned effort. Rimi was the one that brought political consciousness via his NEPU policy of confronting the "untouchables". He really opened up the political spectrum for ppl to knw their rights from left.  As  disciple of Honourable Mallam Aminu Kano of blessed memory( May their souls rest in perfect peace), Rimi championed the cause of Talaka with grandeur and passion for the downtrodden.
For Shekarau, it is very dangerous for ppl to be identifying  their government as Allah's own, but in the end they delve into deception. You know its  a very very dangerous thing to do this in Islam. Mallam Shekarau in my view has not done enough to earn the credit of a performer in Kanon Dabo. However, we  cannot say he did not do anything for Kanawa. At least  his water project is something that he will be remembered someday. He also settled the pension of Marasa Galihu Bayin Allah Tsofaffi since 1975. Amma dai kama da wane bata wane Dan uwa. Lol!!!
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 28, 2010, 10:47:32 PM
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Salam Gogannaka, I think to compare Rimi and Shekarau in terms of development project, is just to waste time revolving around some of the restrospective circumstance(s) that made pple  see Shekarau as religious opportunist who used all tactics and power play to deceive Kano ppl.

W/salam,
Nura, people always accuse Shekarau of using religion to deceive Kano people.
How did Shekarau deceive the Kano people using religion. Ko kai ma kana daga cikin wadanda suka dauka da Shekarau ya hau mulki Kano zata koma kamar afghanistan? Zai tara gemu ya nade wando ya rinka bi gida gida yana tambaya ko an ci abinci ko ba'a ci ba?
Ko dan ana ce mai mallam? Malamin aji ne ba malamin al'kurani ba...lol

About adaidaita sahu kuma, Shekarau cannot forcefully change the people's morality. That is the whole essence of the program ai. To enlighten people on the need to change their bad attitudes and become positive minded,masu sanin ya kamata.
Unfortunately the people in the state (dama ba'a iya wa dan kano) feel they don't need no attitudinal change. We will see if the negative attitude will change the state.


Regarding the flyovers, i agree that Kano needs flyovers. But i don't quite agree with you that the metro roads don't need expansion. Kano is past the stage of having single lane roads in the metropolis consideering the population and car traffic. His expansion projects are well deserved if not overdue. The expansion will set the stage for the flyovers.
Also,for your information,all the flyovers in Kaduna(kai har da lagos ma) were built by the federal government.

Yawwa, Husnaa,that bridge you were referring to. I find it hard to believe that N5 million can build a bridge ko da kuwa direct labour ne. Haba, nawa ne buhun siminti da rodi sannan kuma nawa aka yo hayar excavator da compactor,ga dutse ga yashi ga ruwa ga kwalta. Abeg lets be realistic.
Gwamnati takan bada kwangila don wasu su samu arziki kuma wasu kamfaninnika su zauna da gindin su kuma matasa su samu aiki. Shine ci gaban ai.
Ina kika taba ganin gwamnatin da bata bada kwangila.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 30, 2010, 11:55:49 AM
Assalamu alaikum,

GGNK,

You had me, literally speaking, grinning. Who’s being blinded by hatred? Not Muhsin because among the cases I presented none is debunked yet by you, DB or anyone else. Secondly, I boldly mention that Shekarau has engaged in doing palpable, physical project during his second tenure. What is this please? A fact or a lie? Justice or injustice to him? And if I am truly blinded, as you falsely said, would I say as such? No, of course.

But you, being blinded by love, couldn't see the truth; even in broad day light, you couldn’t notice aforesaid. Additionally you skipped, in that interview, where an obvious fact that has undoubtedly negated the achievements of Shekarau is stated:

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Kano business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, was constructing a N300 million faculty in the university, but somehow the philanthropist was said to have withdrawn his support for the project.

What really went wrong?

I wasn’t here when that project started, but I met Aminu Dantata on this issue and he has explained the difficulties he had and why he had to pause. I think he made a pledge to build a structure for about N200 million. He was given the site and design, and he started the building. It was a very large building.
But along the line, the contract was reviewed because it was not conceived well; they mixed up a lot of things.  The cost of the project escalated by about N50 million when it was reviewed. And he said since he had pledged to spend a certain amount, the state government should pay for the variation on the project.  That was exactly what happened.

Please explain above to me; forget the rest obviously stated inabilities therein the interview. lol In addition, I was in the university last week, Wednesday attending a conference. We had this sort of talk in a round table discussion. One student, a friend, said you can hardly see a single building which was started and finished by the State Government. He further explained that virtually all the buildings were built, equipped, etc by ETF. Although I had no ample time to supervise this thoroughly but WALLAHI up to the time we left I couldn't see any.

Lest you don't know: I know that university very well. I knew it since its take-up time. My sister lived with her husband in the university vicinity; my "brother" was among the first admitted students; I schooled at GTC Wudil; and I still ocassionally visit it, as I did last week. Quite true Shekarau de-politicized it. But what he is doing to it is below mediocrity.

And in broader term, education is really suffering in Kano. Shekarau summarily suffocates it. I just finished my Teaching Practice weeks ago. Hence don't dare telling me what I know better than you do (I even wonder if you do, for I really don't think you attended the schools I did, or the ones I refer to when I say education is marginalized in Kano).

Shekarau builds Duplex Classes in some schools; but that is not enough. He again recruited teachers; yet thats not enough. Why? In the latter case, what kind of teachers are employed? English teachers who cannot write an informal letter; Maths teachers who cannot solve simple algebra; Geography teachers who cannot differentiate between "whether" and "weather", or "excursion" and "execution"; Islamic Studies teachers who cannot flawlessly write Fatiha in Arabic; Chemistry teachers who cannot tell you the chemical formula of water; etc? In the former, there are numerous schools where there is no single well-structured desk in classes. I know many to mention names, wallahi. And in some, there are more than 150 students/pupils per class.

Concerning teachers welfare. Hmm. Don't unearth that, for the story is demoralizing.

Finally, I am still waiting for the answers to the challenge I crop up, viz:

1—Explanation regarding the local government election

2—Shekarau’s foray into his party’s gubernatorial candidatures of some people

3—Demolition of people’s tents, althought that was once briefly discussed on this board.

4--Adaidaita Sahu achievements or otherwise. There's a need for more expatiation.

5--His being too soft, too apologetic toward the mischievous actions of his government office holders.

6—And the remaining.

Waiting... Thanks.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Dave_McEwan_Hill on August 30, 2010, 01:49:45 PM
To somebody who spent over ten years working to improve the education system in Kano I find this thread very depressing. But the seeds of incompetence and corruption were very obvious even as we went forward in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Incompetence feeds corruption. Corruption feeds on incompetence. At the bottom of all of Nigeria's probelems is dishonesty and monumental theft.
I talked for a very short time to the late, great Aminu Kano. He looked for very little from this world except progress of the society that included the poor people of the North. He was very, very aware of the problems to come in Nigeria and he died just as he was about to get some power to do something about everything.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: EMTL on August 30, 2010, 05:07:59 PM
Assalamu alaikum,
Wadanda aka rusa ma shago ko gida, don wasu aiyukan ci gaban kasa, Allah (SWT) Ya basu hakuri kuma Ya mayar masu da alkhairi. Mu rage sukar shugabanni mu basu shawara yadda mu ma idan muka kai irin wannan matsayin ma sami ma su yima mana du'a'i.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Nuruddeen on August 30, 2010, 06:09:38 PM
Assalamu alaikum,
Wadanda aka rusa ma shago ko gida, don wasu aiyukan ci gaban kasa, Allah (SWT) Ya basu hakuri kuma Ya mayar masu da alkhairi. Mu rage sukar shugabanni mu basu shawara yadda mu ma idan muka kai irin wannan matsayin ma sami ma su yima mana du'a'i.


WANNAN GASKIYA NE YA MU'ALLIM.  ALLAH YA YAFE MANA KURAKURAN MU. ALLAH YA TAIMAKI WADANNAN SHUGABANNI NAMU YASA SU GANE SU TAUSAYAWA TALAKAWA. IDAN KUMA BA MASU GYARUWA BANE ALLAH DAN ZATIN KA KA KAWAR MANA DASU KA BAMU WANDA SUKA FISU. AMEEN
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on August 30, 2010, 09:31:58 PM
Assalamu alaikum,
Wadanda aka rusa ma shago ko gida, don wasu aiyukan ci gaban kasa, Allah (SWT) Ya basu hakuri kuma Ya mayar masu da alkhairi. Mu rage sukar shugabanni mu basu shawara yadda mu ma idan muka kai irin wannan matsayin ma sami ma su yima mana du'a'i.

Wannan gaskiya ne. Amma Wallahi bi Rabbul Ka'abah shago na an rusa shi ba don aiyukan ci gaban kasa ba. Allah idan sharri nayi wa gwammanti ka saka mata ka bi mata hakkin ta ranar gobe qiyama; hakaza idan gaskiya nake Allah ka saka min ka bi min hakkina ranar gobe kiyama.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: gogannaka on August 31, 2010, 09:01:00 AM
Muhsin,
I am not blinded by love. Even if i were,then I'd rather be blinded by love than by hatred.

The reference you made regarding the construction of the facility by Aminu Dantata is no reason to negate all the achievement of the regime. Aminu Dantata is a philanthropist and the project he embarked upon is done at his own discretion and pace. It is a completely voluntary project which he can decide to abandon at any stage.
If you don't know, Aminu Dantata at the very beginning of the regime promised to construct projects in all state constituencies worth N400million. The state government at that time formed a committee,under the office of the SSG,to manage all voluntary projects and donations from individuals and corporate bodies. The committee is responsible for sighting the projects,evaluating them in liaison with the relevant ministry and then sourcing the money from the Individual/corporate body and finally carrying out the project. I happen to be very very close to one of the members of the committee and till today(8yrs) not up to N100million was released from Aminu Dantata. The reason is, he simply cannot afford it and it isn't easy for him to admit. So wani B******t about state government not paying up N50million that's why the project stopped is no reason. After-all,that money can be put to better use (like sponsoring the lecturers for further studies they're doing now). Anyhow sha, the building will be completed,don't worry.

I would like to know if you comprehend the way ETF works. If the state government had wanted to sabotage wudil it would have diverted the ETF funds to other state educational institutions. I think because you have a close pal in Wudil that is why you think KUST is the only fundamental educational institution in Kano.

You claim i don't have knowledge about the educational system in Kano.Don't say what you cannot substantiate please. My parents are all educationists,core educationists for that matter(both at state and federal level). I did voluntary teaching in many primary and secondary schools far before you entered the university so i know the state of education in Kano.
Shekarau did not only build duplex classes in Kano,he built brand new Primary and secondary schools in places you don't even have an idea. And i tell you,no other government has built new schools from scratch like his regime. Go and verify. I agree that might not be enough but at least he has done something viable and worth emulating.Please learn to give honour where it is due.
About teachers incompetence,i can but only laugh at your assertion. How is it Shekarau's fault that they don't know what they were taught in the places they earned their degrees. Isn't it more of a general failure in the nations educational system?
I am of the opinion that it is time we recruit foreigners as teachers to boost our educational sector. Nura Jibo once started a thread when Jigawa state wanted to engage foreign professors and you can follow up my opinion on that thread.

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Finally, I am still waiting for the answers to the challenge I crop up, viz:

Here are my answers:

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1—Explanation regarding the local government election
The local government election was held and opportunity was given to the aggrieved contestants to appeal the election.
I am not a court of law or election tribunal.

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2—Shekarau’s foray into his party’s gubernatorial candidatures of some people
Shekarau like any other party member has a right to endorse the candidate of his own choice. Obviously, the people he didn't endorse will accuse him of foul play. I assure you that whoever he endorses will meet the same opposition. And you cannot say that because he does not want opposition he should keep mum over the issue. Whether or not he endorses a candidate,the political situation will always be confusing to you.
The ANPP will conclude who becomes the flagbearer via a primary election within the party executives.
If you had followed the event right from before he endorsed takai, Ni na ji da kunne na, where all the contestants promised to support whoever he endorses as his successor (wasu ma har cewa suka yi a rubuta saboda record,yes Kabiru Gaya) thinking that he was going to throw his weight behind them. Now when it turned out he didn't support them they now turned their back against him. Typical politicians.

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3—Demolition of people’s tents, although that was once briefly discussed on this board.
It wasn't briefly discussed. It was extensively discussed in that thread.
Idan za'ayi gyara irin wannan then there is bound to be consequences.
Most of the shops demolished were not granted by the government. Where they granted the space,adequate compensation was given to the affected people.
I don't feel happy that your shop was demolished and i pray to Allah to give you much more than you lost in a proper and legal place.
However,as Kano tries to reclaim its past beauty there is bound to be numerous of such exercises. The way i see it sha, the people do not want such change. Allah wadaran naka ya lalace.
If only the people of Kano would travel far and wide to see how backward they are.

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4--Adaidaita Sahu achievements or otherwise. There's a need for more expatiation.
What more expatiation do you need?
Adaidaita sahu is an awareness campaign at bettering the attitude of the people. Some have changed some have not.
Sai dai kuma idan bulala kake so ka ga ana yi wa mutane.
One area where the adaidaita Sahu has succeeded is in the Hausa movie industry. The sanitized the sector and the movies produced today are much better than the ones before it. Ko ba haka ba?

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5--His being too soft, too apologetic toward the mischievous actions of his government office holders.

That is one of my reservations about Shekarau too. I'd rather he be red eyed(jan ido in hausa,pardon my direct translation)
But everybody has his own way of dealing with subordinates. Management is not as easy as you think it is,especially in a state like Kano.

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6—And the remaining.
What are the remaining.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Dan-Borno on August 31, 2010, 03:56:57 PM
if cockroaches are seen in the hospital, then it is the
fault of the CMD and by extension, the Head of that
particular unit for his inability to perform his duty of
cleaning the hospital and making sure it is clean.

muhsin - Gogannaka has adequately replied you.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Dave_McEwan_Hill on August 31, 2010, 06:41:34 PM
It's not the cockroaches that are the major problem. It is the fact that they need dirt to live in and if there are cockroaches evident there has to be a lot of dirt. You only see about 5% of cockroaches if there is an infestation.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on September 03, 2010, 11:25:20 AM
Assalamu alaikum,

Before I reply you (which I doubt if I can do that [now] categorically because of time), GGNK (Dan KoreBorno and all), I would like to share this cartoon with you as an eye opener to one point we have been discussing up here, i.e. Shekarau's boundless foray into his party's affairs. Lest you don't know he has had his party's total control since in Kano; now he widens his grab to the national level. Duniya. I am afraid Shekarau is gonna regret this and other actions of his.


http://www.dailytrust.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=0&page=view&catid=1&key=1&hit= (http://www.dailytrust.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=0&page=view&catid=1&key=1&hit=)
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: Muhsin on September 04, 2010, 10:22:48 AM
Assalamu alaikum, GGNK and all

I would like to, from the onset, know what caused the exasperation and the pomposity glaringly expressed in the phraseology of your reply. Forgive me if it was my piece. It means to touch the untouchables, and that must be felt. I am well aware of that fact.

Muhsin,
I am not blinded by love. Even if i were,then I'd rather be blinded by love than by hatred.

I am blinded by neither love nor hatred as I demonstratively stated in the first and second paragraphs of my reply (above). It’s you, I am afraid, whom it still remains unclear whether you are blinded by love or not. Your “explanation” is awfully unconvincing.

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The reference you made regarding the construction of the facility by Aminu Dantata is no reason to negate all the achievement of the regime. Aminu Dantata is a philanthropist and the project he embarked upon is done at his own discretion and pace. It is a completely voluntary project which he can decide to abandon at any stage.
If you don't know, Aminu Dantata at the very beginning of the regime promised to construct projects in all state constituencies worth N400million. The state government at that time formed a committee,under the office of the SSG,to manage all voluntary projects and donations from individuals and corporate bodies. The committee is responsible for sighting the projects,evaluating them in liaison with the relevant ministry and then sourcing the money from the Individual/corporate body and finally carrying out the project. I happen to be very very close to one of the members of the committee and till today(8yrs) not up to N100million was released from Aminu Dantata. The reason is, he simply cannot afford it and it isn't easy for him to admit. So wani B******t about state government not paying up N50million that's why the project stopped is no reason. After-all,that money can be put to better use (like sponsoring the lecturers for further studies they're doing now). Anyhow sha, the building will be completed,don't worry.

Do you mean to tell me that Dantata couldn’t pay the remaining N50 millions that is why he abandons the project? Let me leave that to readers to gauge the veracity or otherwise of this assertion. And, regarding the other works you claim he promised to do; that is off-topic in addition to the fact that I am not in any position to talk about that.

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I would like to know if you comprehend the way ETF works.

“Educate” me on how it works. I know to a degree of certitude that: no matter what, ETF work is not state’s, neither do state’s ETF’s. They are two distinct organs.

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If the state government had wanted to sabotage wudil it would have diverted the ETF funds to other state educational institutions.

What sabotaging is more? That reminds me of the place you talk about the quality and the caliber of the graduates the university produces. I thought you were well-informed about the university that’s why I didn’t stress any point that so-called “quality” of its products. HOW on God’s earth can a university produce a competent and skilled, say, Engineer practically while it doesn’t have a single workshop? Students always come to BUK for practical and other workshop related teaching and training. This is one.

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I think because you have a close pal in Wudil that is why you think KUST is the only fundamental educational institution in Kano.

Wayyo! You remind me of my other close pals that are studying in those other educational institutions. May God have mercy on them; for, their schools have been closed for more than a month. Courtesy of Shekarau. I know you don’t know that.

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You claim i don't have knowledge about the educational system in Kano.Don't say what you cannot substantiate please. My parents are all educationists,core educationists for that matter(both at state and federal level). I did voluntary teaching in many primary and secondary schools far before you entered the university so i know the state of education in Kano.

You should have written you knew to rhyme with your sentence (where you say you did). Hahaha! If it was in exam you jammed things this way I assure you lower grade if not total failure. Look, I am not referring to the grammar, but the contextual meaning of the paragraph and the case it purported to tackle. Let us analyze it:

I talk about what is current (i.e. the TP I finished weeks back [the result is not yet released]); and you talked about what you knew of (and did—your word!) more than 4 years back, forgetting that we are contextually and circumstantially concern with what is contemporary. Re-read the piece’s title—“The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau”. What's more, your parents being educationists doesn’t count here at all. You unwittingly affirm my unsubstantiated saying: you didn’t attend the school I was/am talking about.

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Shekarau did not only build duplex classes in Kano,he built brand new Primary and secondary schools in places you don't even have an idea. And i tell you,no other government has built new schools from scratch like his regime. Go and verify. I agree that might not be enough but at least he has done something viable and worth emulating.Please learn to give honour where it is due
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I went to verify but there was nothing verifiable. For instance, a short distance from our house, there are about three schools, “new” ones. All are but detachments from primary schools that are already in the place. Whichever I thought of elsewhere I found it’s no different from the ones near me. Though I discovered one, freshly new, but you know what? It was named after the governor’s wife! LOL

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About teachers incompetence,i can but only laugh at your assertion. How is it Shekarau's fault that they don't know what they were taught in the places they earned their degrees. Isn't it more of a general failure in the nations educational system?
I am of the opinion that it is time we recruit foreigners as teachers to boost our educational sector. Nura Jibo once started a thread when Jigawa state wanted to engage foreign professors and you can follow up my opinion on that thread.

Their incompetence is the byproduct of the sub- if not non-standard educational system of the country. True. But their recruitment is what? Recruitment of teachers, as of almost all recruitment, is wholly based on political grounds, while it should adherently be on merit. You know. If I swear I would not expiate: one cannot be employed (as a teacher in Kano) these days whilst sitting at home. You must bribe, kowtow or seek for “helping hand” from politician/top notch in the government; your competence or otherwise notwithstanding. That paves way for the quack ones, especially since the good ones will feel discomfort to do as such.

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The local government election was held and opportunity was given to the aggrieved contestants to appeal the election.
I am not a court of law or election tribunal.

This is quite ludicrous; your evasive answer won’t help you, man. Let us be realistic, logical and coherent. I know how telling truth about someone/thing you love is one heavy load which not all heads can willingly carry.

In my local government, Gwale, not a ballot paper was counted, as I said earlier on, WALLAHI. Yet the ANPP candidates (chairman and councilors) were declared winners. The whole local government secretariat building was heedlessly burnt to debris as a consequence of this thoughtlessness. After the entire crises that erupted the election was later nullified. Yet again those ANPP aspirants were installed as care-takers (pretense!). They are still in office. In that instance what appeal do you think one can do?! To borrow Prof. IBK’s term, this is a medieval political culture perpetuated by Shekarau-led administration.

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Shekarau like any other party member has a right to endorse the candidate of his own choice. Obviously, the people he didn't endorse will accuse him of foul play. I assure you that whoever he endorses will meet the same opposition. And you cannot say that because he does not want opposition he should keep mum over the issue. Whether or not he endorses a candidate,the political situation will always be confusing to you.
The ANPP will conclude who becomes the flagbearer via a primary election within the party executives.
If you had followed the event right from before he endorsed takai, Ni na ji da kunne na, where all the contestants promised to support whoever he endorses as his successor (wasu ma har cewa suka yi a rubuta saboda record,yes Kabiru Gaya) thinking that he was going to throw his weight behind them. Now when it turned out he didn't support them they now turned their back against him. Typical politicians.

Another medieval political culture and practice of Shekarau; and, your words do not in any way refute where I say: Such a foray by a party’s political office holder is never done in civilized, truly democratized world. Party affairs should be democratic not autocratic. Shekarau should know that he too is subject to question by his party for it’s higher in authority than him. The complainers have every right to do what they do. I urge them to double that.

We say Kwankwaso has iron-made shoes; it’s now appearing Shekarau has iron-made glove—whoever he manipulates is done with: worst he does it in pharisaic way.

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It wasn't briefly discussed. It was extensively discussed in that thread.
Idan za'ayi gyara irin wannan then there is bound to be consequences.
Most of the shops demolished were not granted by the government. Where they granted the space,adequate compensation was given to the affected people.
I don't feel happy that your shop was demolished and i pray to Allah to give you much more than you lost in a proper and legal place.
However,as Kano tries to reclaim its past beauty there is bound to be numerous of such exercises. The way i see it sha, the people do not want such change. Allah wadaran naka ya lalace.
If only the people of Kano would travel far and wide to see how backward they are.

Hmm. Leave that matter at rest. I have finished with it (reference to my reply to EMTL above).

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What more expatiation do you need?
Adaidaita sahu is an awareness campaign at bettering the attitude of the people. Some have changed some have not.
Sai dai kuma idan bulala kake so ka ga ana yi wa mutane.
One area where the adaidaita Sahu has succeeded is in the Hausa movie industry. The sanitized the sector and the movies produced today are much better than the ones before it. Ko ba haka ba?


What are you talking about? A Daidaita Sahu or Censorship Board? Please differentiate between the two. Thanks. Beside, I dare you to bring me a single accomplishment of the former A Daidaita Sahu.

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That is one of my reservations about Shekarau too. I'd rather he be red eyed(jan ido in hausa,pardon my direct translation)
But everybody has his own way of dealing with subordinates. Management is not as easy as you think it is,especially in a state like Kano.

You say it yourself. And, don’t you know managerial and administrative knowhow are necessary for a leader? Shakarau apparently lacks both. How do you then expect him to be that good a leader he’s showcased as by his most praise-singers?

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What are the remaining.

Can’t you see them? Water issue; his rosy promise: (there you miscomprehended me) Kano will secure job for its citizens in the US; among others.

BTW, I didn’t want to reply you in that categorical manner. Something prompted me, and that’s what you guys think of me that I hate Shekarau. I wonder if what you did/do for him could even what I did for him. He only governor disappointed us, hence I recede. Education suffers; religion bastardizes; Shari’ah mishandled; governmental affairs adulterated. He’s not visionary but revisionary; too soft even in the place of rigidity; too apologetic even if punishment is called for; among other frailties he (as well as his blind supporters) had better be aware of.

Wallahi I will be the happiest man if Shekarau, as my governor whom I consecutively voted, change for better. I will be, again, proud of him, proud that my votes have not gone worthless. I wish him all the best in life. May Allah bring bliss to Kano and Nigeria, amin.

Salam.
Title: Re: The Rise, Reign and Retrogressing of Governor Shekarau
Post by: GoodFella on September 08, 2010, 10:34:10 AM
Muhsin yet again and his bombshell.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D