Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, The Political Sage Of Our Time – Dr. Abdallah Tahir
Who else is more qualified and Who else is more informed to talk about ‘Deputising and Governance in Nigeria’ if not H.E Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, the executive Governor of kano, the Khadimul Islam. He’s seen it all as a Deputy Governor for 8 years; a two term Governor, a good manager of human resources, so focused in achieving results irrespective of circumstances favourable or unfavorable.
Dr. Ganduje Has captured his experience in a chronological order in this exciting book, a material that will help our democracy attain maturity. A good reference material for the generation yet unborn which will be a political footpath for them.
The book has sparked so many questions and debates among the political players, example of such is how former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, is advocating for the dupty position in our political space to have a constitutional backing instead of what it’s been referred to today at our local level as ‘Spare tyre’.
A book whose time is so apt and will change the narrative and usher in good governance in Nigeria. It can’t be better explained than the way the book reviewer puts it. A professor who is a major player in our political history even as recent as 2015, the former INEC chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega.
See the last two paragraphs an except from his words..
“In conclusion, I affirm that, in general, this book, Deputising and Governance in Nigeria is an intellectually engaging book, quite rich as well as thought-provoking, and worthy of acquisition and reading by all: both general purpose readers, students and scholars of Nigerian politics; and especially aspiring or professional politicians, who aspire to be elected executives or their deputies, at all levels /tiers of governance. Each would find immense benefit in reading and digesting the contents of this book, which I highly recommend to all.
The commendable effort by Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who in spite of his very busy schedule as Governor, still spared time to draw on his knowledge and experience to write this timeous book, is worthy of emulation. There are many Nigerians who have held high positions of leadership and responsibility, who have as yet bottled up their knowledge and experience; but who truly need to write books, either by themselves or by ghost writers, to share that knowledge and experience for appropriate lessons to be learnt in our quest for improved politics through good governance and democratic development. They should please follow the worthy example of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, may Allah reward him appropriately for this effort.
Thank you and God bless.”