MEET The Aliko Dangote's Right Hand Man...The Patient But Highly Sound Nasarawa Governor Elect CALLED AA Sule (1)
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting”-Joyce Meyer
BY Chief Mike DE CERUTTI OSAGIE
History was made on the night of Monday 12th March 2019 when The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Engr. Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Nasarawa State, in a most and fare contest ever seen in the state of solid mineralsProf. Abdullahi Bala, Returning Officer for the election, announced Sule as governor-elect on Monday in Lafia after the collation of results from the 13 local government areas of the state.Bala said the APC candidate polled a total of 327,229 votes to defeat other opponents in the election.According to him, Mr David Ombugadu of the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP) scored 184,281 votes, while Mr Labaran Maku of the All Progressives Grand Alliance polled a total of 132,784 votes at the election.He said 686,303 voters were accredited and 681,400 cast their ballots during the election.Bala further explained that 670,879 of the votes cast were valid while 10,521 were rejected.The result indicated that APC won in 11 out of the 13 local government areas of the state while Maku of APGA and Umar Aliyu Doma of Zenith Labour Party won in Nasarawa Eggon and Doma local government areas respectively.So who is AA Sule? In the first of a long series report on the dynamic politician and technocrat, WORLD LEADERS today presents his story as told by him(1)
MY STORY .........
" I am Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule and I was born on December 26th, 1959 in Gudi Station, Akwanga-west development area of Nasarawa state. I was brought up in this small, but multi-ethnic and multi-religious village. My father, Alhaji Sule is the current traditional ruler (Hakimi) while my grandfather, Abdullahi Angulu was the first traditional ruler of Gudi station. My mother, Hajiya Hauwa was brought up in Bokono and Keffi, Nasarawa state.
I started my education in the Roman Catholic Mission (RCM) Primary school, Gudi station in 1968. Upon my completion, I passed the entrance examination into Zang secondary commercial school, Bukuru in 1974. In 1977 I passed the Bukuru, before proceeding to Plateau state polytechnic, B/Ladi and later Indiana state university , Terre haute, Indiana, USA towards the end of 1980.
“ Through my determination, extra classes hard work and God on my side, I utilized my 4- year scholarship to obtain both a BSc (1983) and Msc (1984) degrees in mechanical technology and industrial technology respectively from the same Indiana State university USA.
My work experience began in 1980 when I was offered employment by the Plateau electricity Corporation, Jos even before my graduation in may 1980. Upon graduation from govt technical college, Bukuru I worked for about 3 months with the corporation before proceeding to plateau state polytechnic in sep. 1980. While at Indiana, state university upon my return from the USA, I did my national service, NYSC with the plateau utilities board, jos and later joined the jos steel Rolling company ltd in 1985 as a production Engineer. In 1987 I was accelerated promotion from GL 9 to GL 12 in recognition of my performance and hard work. I left jof steel rolling company as a principal production engineer in 1989 and returned to the USA.
“On my return to the US , I went to Texas (san anthonio and later houston) where I worked for the following companies:
Lancer corporation, san Anthonio
OEM components, Houston
Houston engineer, Houston
Morgan performance, Houston
Dril-Quip incorporated, Houston
Osyka corporation, Houston
“I worked in various capacities from workshop engineer computer Numerical control (CNC) programmer, CNC operator, Facilities Engineer, project/ production engineer and finally the director of business development for Africa and the middle east for osyka corporation.
I returned to Nigeria in the year 2000 and along with some friends started a company called sadiq Petroleum Nigeria limited in lagos. I was made the pioneer managing Director/ CEO. Later In that tear, sadiq petroleum company participated in the privatization of African petroleum plc and won the bid. Upon acquisition of the 30% ownership of AP plc sadiq Petroleum, I was appointed the executive Director operations of AP in November 2000. On April 2, 2001 I was appointed by the board of AP plc as the fourth MD/CEO.
“I inherited a highly indebted AP Plc which was running as a government parastatal. The company had its share capital eroded and negative balance sheet of over N22 million. My colleagues and I worked tirelessly in making the historic turn around of AP along with all the other stakeholders . By the time I resigned from Ap in July, 2006, the company was N5 billion positive balance sheet.
Upon my resignation from AP, I took another job with an American Multi-national oil service company called Tetra International in July 2006 as a Director of Business Development / Country Manager. I left Tetra in December 2006 to join partisan politics and serve the people of Nasarawa State and Nigeria in general. While in AP as the MD/CEO, I also served as a Director in IMB International Bank Plc, Ulti-Care Pharmaceutical and Chrismatel Holdings.
‘ I was also the chairman of AP Oilfield Service Ltd and Partner in Star – AP Oilfield Services.
Since my return to Nigeria in 2000, I have participated in several private and public projects in Nasarawa State. I have also invited and funded prospective foreign investors to come and take a look at the prospects of our state. I have participated and/ or single handedly renovated and build schools, clinics, houses of worship, security posts, from Ag GMD Dangote sugar refinery Lagos, am now into full time politics AND now Governor Elect Nasarawa State in Nigeria "
God bless Nigeria
God bless Nasarawa state
God bless you US ALL