MMB: Stabilizer of Yobe State @56 -By Abba Dukawa

The Chairmn National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC and Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni
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MMB: Stabilizer of Yobe State @56 -By Abba Dukawa

This piece is to mark Governor Buni’s birthday was not borne out of sheer vain glorious imaginations but I consider this a great opportunity to write about this great achiever of transforming the socioeconomic and infrastructural development of Yobe.

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will that will help others. The celebrant Described by many as gentle, generous, humble, trustworthy, extremely loyal, and down-to-earth, Mai Mala no doubt, displayed high and esteemed leadership qualities that endeared to the people of the state.

In the lives of many, birthdays are usually periods for sober reflection. The period for stocktaking. Numerous personalities with eyes on the verdict of history use such occasions to reflect on their contributions to the betterment or otherwise of their societies.

Hon Mai Mala Buni is a man of his word and means every word he says and goes for it. His statements are never taken for granted as are astonishingly translated into action for the good of the people.

He commands a lot of respect from his colleagues and the people of his state largely due to the way he articulates his ideas and thoughts each time he speaks as people listen with rapt attention

A visionary leader who should be celebrated by all and sundry in Yobe State and the country at large as Governor Mai Mala Buni clocks 56 years of valuable contribution to humanity.

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He is a personification of humanity, a selfless leader, and an uncommon Nigerian, who thinks more about the other person’s feelings than of his own.

One thing commonly associated with Hon Mai Malais able to redefine any office he occupies and make a mark. MMB is a humanist, a visionary and egalitarian personality, a radical, a pragmatist, and an exemplary and respected leader He has not only revolutionized Yobe but turned around the fortunes of the state to the extent that today Yobean in unity have named him ‘ Yobe Stabilizer

Governor Mai Mala Buni is doing what he always wanted to do- touch lives positively. It is worth elucidating that the Governor was able to touch the lives of the people of the whole Yobe state within the shortest possible time and prove his devotion to serving humanity. So far he has proved to be one of the first termer action governors who have impacted people’s lives with his ardently active leadership.

In a real sense, it is easy to conclude that some leaders are naturally characterized by ideas, vision and the will to set a pace and to have their name boldly written on the sand of time.

A vivid reference point is the leadership qualities exhibited by this nobleman, which qualified him as the political reference of our time. The starting point for this piece naturally fails to align because the achievements would be too numerous to mention.

However, the qualitative leadership acumen and the sense of stewardship that MMB possesses have been established, at least, at the highest level. He goes in history lane as a disciplined politician concerning the rule of law. He is the epitome of discipline, hard work equity, and fairness. His political philosophy has no regard for sentiments. A harbinger of egalitarianism. His affinity with both the high and mighty and the downtrodden is second to none. He leaves no stone unturned in grassroots developments, socio-economic worries, and general political affairs.

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There is no doubt that many aspects of development by individuals have been fired and propelled by vision which is regarded as an indispensable ingredient and catalyst in the dynamics of human existence. This is why Woodrow Wilson once emphasized that “no one that does not see vision will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise”, a pragmatic statement reinforced by that of Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Where there is no vision, a people perish


Truth be told, Governor Mai Mala Buni is an embodiment of a good head, a good heart, and of course a foresight in moving Yobeans and the state forward. The result so far has been the delivery of democratic dividends and meeting expectations of the teeming population of the State.

Hon Buni took over the most tasking, challenging job in the State and one constant thing is that his passion, zeal, and energy for a greater Yobe remain indubitable.

Following day by day, month by month Governor made many moves which clearly showed that he was ready to walk the talk. Another pleasant move by MMB’s government is that his developmental credentials and landmarks speak volumes.

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He is truly a people’s leader going by the amount of work he was able to do for the overall benefit of Yobe State.

No matter what anyone would say, the amount of dividends of democracy that this people’s leader was able to bring to the doorstep of the people he is governing is unmatched.

For Governor Mai Mala Buni prevailing interest of the masses should not be sacrificed either on the altar of political expediency or in pursuit of a narrow selfish agenda of those who operate the levers of power.

He has demonstrated his true passion for issues concerning his people and state as a whole; he worked passionately to address matters of great concern to the Yobeans and quickly earned a reputation as a true people’s governor, hard-working and brilliant governor.

Accordingly, his politics, character, and vision have been informed and guided by like late Aminu Kano’s philosophy of emancipation and improving the lives of the masses. His many measures as a governor made him not business business-usual governor as he had shaken the table by introducing various reforms that would reposition state institutions which will be for the greater good of the people of the state.

I wish him sound health and wisdom to deliver on the mission For A Greater Yobe State.

Dukawa can be reached

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