Katsina 2023: Mannir Yakubu will make a good Governor – Arch Kebram
The president of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Arc Kabir Faskari (Kebram) in a statement sent to Katsina Daily Post News, he writes three good qualities of Katsina State deputy governor HE QS Mannir Yakubu which he (the deputy governor) deserves to succeed Gov Masari in 2023 Katsina State governorship election.
Read the statement in full;
“HE. Mannir Yakubu Fniqs,Deputy Governor, Katsina State.
I began knowing Mallam Mannir closely in 2011 when HE Aminu Masari agreed with my suggestion that I could contact him to be his running mate in order to boost the chances of CPC at the gubernatorial polls later that year.
We did not come together and we lost the elections.
In 2015 after he lost his senatorial primaries the Masari group reached out to him and the rest is history.
During the campaigns and in committee work after winning the elections we worked closely together.
We are the best of friends to date.
The friendship between us is predicated on 3 pillars and these pillars give me the impetus to write this eulogy:
Mannir is very competent and reliable even under very trying circumstances.
He spurred me on as his secretary in all the committees we worked together while he was Chairman.
Governor Masari and the SGS call me Permanent Secretary because Mannir always asked me to be the Secretary of all committees he chaired before the cabinet was formed.
Mannir works very hard to accomplish all tasks he is given to the consternation of everyone who works with him,I most especially.
I always retire early,a habit I cultivated for most of my adult life,but he works round the clock and to keep up with his pace I had to occasionally stay up late.
I have the privilege of attesting to this aspect of his life from a number of perspectives:
He was the Chairman of Ramadan Assistance in 2015 and I was the Secretary when we were given 554,000,000.0 to distribute according to subcommittees drawn along federal constituencies.
He gave me custody of this money and did not ask me to extend a single favour to him or anyone and the job was done creditably well.
After along while the opposition party,PDP, wrote a petition against us and I presented the documents of the exercise to which the ICPC committee applauded our work.
As Chairman of the committee charged with the Masari Campaign Fund raising where I served as Secretary we collected donations and issued receipts to the donors before handing over the collections to Malam Faruk Jobe the Treasurer.
Mannir did not in any way interfere with the funds and I am sure Governor Aminu Masari will also attest to that.
AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNOR MASARI INAUGURATION
He was the Chairman of the committee and I served as the Secretary.
Here too, his integrity showed through as that job was handled with utmost sincerity and focus so much so that the inauguration was exemplary.
AS DEPUTY GOVERNOR:
He has been most loyal and is always seeking ways to add value to the administration.
I am sure the history of this administration will be kind to him.
He will definitely make a good Governor for Katsina State because of the combination of the three attributes:
2. HARD- WORK AND