– Invites him to deliver lecture on Governance
By Usman Usman Garba
As his Alma Mater, the University of Ibadan captures in its compendium titled “Who Is Who in University of Ibadan” Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has makes the list to be among the top most, Best 11.
His names is captured in the Volume II of the book, authored by University’s Alumni Association.
Disclosing this to the governor, the President of University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Prof. Elsie Adewoye, during a courtesy visit to the governor amid State Executive Council meeting held at Africa House, Government House, Kano yesterday, said they were impressed with the modest achievements of his administration in the state.
“We are very proud to say that you are one of the best products of University of Ibadan. Your developmental programmes touch almost every body in the state. As they are going on, we are sure that within the next short time your good programmes will touch each and every person in the state,” she said.
She said the book has 262 pages, “His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is among the best 11 of our alumni. This is very encouraging. We went round the state and we were highly impressed with the projects you executed in the state. As a matter of fact, we need such projects in all parts of the country,” she commended.
In his brief talk, the past President of the Alumni Association Dr. Kemi Emina, requested that, “We are please inviting His Excellency, the governor, to find time and come to Ibadan and give us a talk on governance. We want you to come and tell us what Kano was before you came in as the governor. And how the state is now. We do understand that such talk on governance in contemporary Nigeria should come from national figures like you Sir.”
In his remarks, Governor Ganduje expressed his satisfaction and that of his government, over the visit of the association, saying “your coming to Kano signifies the importance you attach to our Alumni Association. The importance and benefit of this Association cannot be overvalued.”
The Association, according to him, serves as a platform that gives room for good relationship between the association and the students. As well as between the association and the university community as a whole.
He accepted the invitation for delivering a lecture on governance, at a time to be announced at a later date. “I am pleased to inform you that I accept to come down to Ibadan and give a talk on governance, as you requested.”
The talk, according to him, should focus on “contemporary issues of governance, politics and policies, among others. As they all affect developing nations like Nigeria. It is here when we shall look at issues like policy somersault, policy reversal and policy failure. And in the area of implementation, we also have many things to discuss.”