OPINION: X-raying Governor Masari’s Leadership Qualities – By Salisu Nasir Funtua (Teacher)
A politician qualities are his characters that are natural, while some of the qualities are as a result of external influences. Governor Masari of Katsina state has the combination of both because his qualities are backed by experiences, intelligence, skills, integrity, with instincts all combined together making him outstanding leader one may always wish to emulate.
“Governor Masari is one of the most modest contemporary Nigerian leaders I have ever come across”. -Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state Governor. 11, August, 2017.
Modesty is one of the qualities a good leader most possesses. Governor Masari leads modestly as stressed even by his colleagues.
Transparency is another leadership quality always exhibits by Governor Aminu Bello Masari. A modest and transparent leader is he whose doors are open to everyone who want to contribute to achieve leadership goals.
Governor Masari is one of them as he allows free flow of information in and out of his office. This makes Katsina state the most visible state in Nigeria today.
More so, boldness is another quality require of a good leader. Governor Masari is bold and always courageous in handling challenging assignments, fiscal matters, policies, plans, projects, ideas and initiative solutions to problems. The way and manner in which he handled the problem of cattle rustling and banditry which is now history in Katsina state is enough probe.
He who fail to plan is planning to fail. Governor Masari is a good planner that is very smart and resourceful to realizes, for a leader to be successful, ‘Patience’ must be his watchword. Governor Masari is unarguably very patient that some may even think he is not bold enough to lead.
They fail to realize patience is the foundation of effectiveness and efficiency that produce positive results that meet the needs while making the best use of resources.
To sum it up, Good ability to delegate Responsibility, and party loyalty are other qualities of responsible political leader in a Democratic state.
A transparent politician is nearer to his people and meeting them to understand their problems. These are the qualities that makes Governor Aminu Bello Masari very best of the best governors and political leaders of today Nigeria.
May Allah bless Katsina State and Nigeria with peace and abundant wealth and resources.