UNCOVERED! WHY THE GOVERNOR CALLED CHIEF SERVANT IS ADDICTED TO THE ART OF READING
EXCLUSIVE BY CERUTTI M. OSAGIEyoungchief@yahoo.com/ + 234 7042631895
He is a Rare Governor. So unconventional he wants to be called Chief Servant than the usual Excellency. A lot has been said of the man called chief servant, but today we can tell you that the Niger Governor is a very deep reader that do no joke with all sort of books
Born in Minna on the 12th November, 1955 in Minna Local Government Area of, Niger State to late Alhaji Aliyu Muazu, first magajin Gari and later Sarkin Yakin Minna and Hasjiya Jamila, princess in the Mallawa ruling house of Zazzau Emirate.
He received his early Primary education at the then Central Primary School, (now IBB Primary School), Minna and Kuta between 1963 and 1969 after which he proceeded to the Sokoto College' of Arts and Arabic Studies (former Arabic Teachers College now Sheik Mahmound Gumi College between 1970 and August 1974 where he obtained the Grade II Teacher Certificate. On the completion of the Grade II Teachers Certificate Course, Dr. Babangida proceeded to the College of Education, Sokoto in pursuit of the NCE (Nigeria Certificate of Education) which lasted from August, 1974 to 1977 where he successfully obtained the NCE Certificate.
He did his NYSC at the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri, Lagos. At the completion of the NYSC programme, he joined the Niger State Ministry of Education initially as Master III and later between 1977 and 1983. Between that period, Dr. Babandiga Aliyu resumed his educational pursuits be enrolling into Bayero University, Kano between 1980 and 1983 where he graduated with BA (Bachelor of Arts) Education in 1983. He won election into the House of Representatives representing Minna South Federal Constituency in 1983 thereafter; he proceeded to the USA where he obtained a Master Degree in Public and International Affairs and a PhD in Strategic studies and political Economy, at he University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between 1886 -1989.
He worked in the Presidency, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, where he rose from the post of Assistance Director to Permanent Secretary, between 1990-1999. He was Permanent Secretary in Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Cabinet Secretariat, FCDA, National Planning Commission, Transport, Establishment and Pension Matters between 1999 to 2007. He served as member and chairman of Federal Parastatals and agencies, while in the public service. He is also acknowledged has a Community Leader and widely traveled within and outside the Country.
That Dr. Mu’azu Babangida is brilliant without a doubt, is an understatement, no wonder in a recent discourse with his entire staffs and cabinet, he told them many reasons why he is addicted with the art of reading, an aide gave BUSINESS PEOPLE five reason why the chief servant is addicted to reading, enjoy it
According to the aide, the chief servant use reading to kill stress *No matter how much stress the governor has you at work, in his personal relationships, or countless other issues faced in his daily life, it all just slips away when he lose himself in a great bok. A well-written novel he once said can transport one to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.
Chief servant believes everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.
Additionally, here’s a bit of food for thought from the governor,: should you ever find yourself in dire circumstances, remember that although you might lose everything else—your job, your possessions, your money, even your health—knowledge can never be taken from you.
IN one seminar here, Chief servant told our guest that When you read a book, you have to remember an assortment of characters, their backgrounds, ambitions, history, and nuances, as well as the various arcs and sub-plots that weave their way through every story. That’s a fair bit to remember, but brains are marvelous things and can remember these things with relative ease.
Better Writing Skills
If the Governor writes for you, you will not believe, he told us the strength and says this goes hand-in-hand with the expansion of your vocabulary: exposure to published, well-written work has a noted effect on one’s own writing, as observing the cadence, fluidity, and writing styles of other authors will invariably influence your own work. In the same way that musicians influence one another, and painters use techniques established by previous masters, it is his believe to that so do writers learn how to craft prose by reading the works of others.