The prayer and dream of all responsible parents is to live an exemplary life worthy of emulation and to give birth to responsible and pious children who will maintain the reputation of the family; children who will bring honor, respect and dignity not only to the family but to all of society.
For the family of the late Alhaji Umaru Yakubu from the ancient city of Azara, Awe Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, this prayer was answered on January 5, 1975, when the family camp was full. people from all walks of life to rejoice. with this famous family on the occasion of the birth of a blessed and promising child named Gambo Umaru Yakubu.
A few years later, this God-given child from a humble and highly respected family began to manifest the virtues of simplicity, humility, obedience, tolerance, perseverance, love for humanity and of determination to preserve the good last name and to make its people proud.
Five years later, the young Gambo was enrolled in Sabon Gida Primary School in the current Assakio Development Zone, where he demonstrated a commitment and passion for academic excellence, this which earned him to pass the common entrance exams which earned him admission to the government science school, Lafia.
This brilliant performance and other inherent qualities demonstrated by this brilliant child have prompted men of wisdom and foresight to predict that the young Gambo possesses amazing qualities of good leadership which will bring honor, dignity and pride to his parents and become the emancipator of his people in the near future. future.
True to this prediction, Gambo has grown into a determined, focused and talented young man, full of energy and zeal. He combines intelligence and physical strength in his commitment to reaching the peak of his academic dream and making the sky his starting point rather than its limits.
The young and intelligent Gambo traveled to the University of Jos for his study program that transformed him into a full-fledged, enterprising young man filled with the burning desire to leave his mark in the sands of time. He served in various places and capacities with a high level of honesty, sincerity, dedication, and fear of God. This endeared him to many people who saw him as a reliable and trustworthy ally in the service of humanity.
Speaking on humanity, the former philosopher William Penn asserted that “God has sent us the poor to judge us and whoever denies them a small part of the large part that God has given reserves poverty for the future. for his posterity â. Likewise, John Wesley said, âDo whatever you can in any way you can in any way you can. You can at any time. To all the people you can as you can â. For his part, Confucious added “when the wealth is centralized the people are dispersed, but when the wealth is distributed the people are gathered”.
These philosophers seem to have the state of Nasarawa in mind as their claims not only capture the political mood of the state, but aptly illustrate and sum up the life, character and background of one of the sons. the most patriotic and illustrious of Nasarawa State, Alhaju Gambo Umaru Yakubu. . Gambo is deploying his hard-earned wealth in the service of God, mankind and the whole people of Nasarawa State at a time when the most privileged individuals are more concerned with taking them
symbolizes the generational change in Nasarawa politics and the subtle efforts of young people to take their destiny into their own hands and break down any elitist barriers that relegated them to the background in the socio-economic and political affairs of their society in their determination to redefine governance and to make their own history and have their names written boldly on the pages of history.
He is a young visionary, focused and determined; enterprising, philanthropic and accomplished businessman with business connections, conglomerates and tentacles inside and outside the country, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Gambo has reached the peak of his career through hard work, resilience, dedication and commitment. He achieved greatness and inspired others in his determination to positively affect the lives of his people and make an impact on their society.
His generosity, his magnanimity, his patriotism and his immense contributions to the development of communities, the common man and his people know no bounds. This has made Gambo a goldfish with no hiding place as the search for credible leadership in Nasarawa state intensifies ahead of the 2023 general election. more and more pressure on him to take up the challenge of bequeathing a better future to the state by attacking Government House Lafia in 2023.
During Gambo’s 47 years on earth, most of which he spent in the private sector as an entrepreneur, he has carved out a place for himself as a sign of hope for his people and a shoulder on which lean, especially in terms of needs and problems. .
Sandalwood Lafia has provided employment opportunities for many young people in Nasarawa State in the public and private sectors. It has provided financial support to the youth and the oppressed in the state to enable them to develop businesses and be useful to themselves and to society. It does this by engaging and training others to reduce poverty and unemployment.
In the field of education, he built schools for orphans and disadvantaged children in his community of Azara in accordance with his belief in giving back to society from primary to secondary. In addition to providing scholarships to different categories of citizens as well as paying WAEC, NECO and other exam fees, Gambo also distributed 50,000 workbooks to schools in West Nasaraw, each of the five local governments. of the zone by receiving 10,000 each.
It has also distributed 50,000 exercise books to schools in the southern zone which also has five local governments, bringing the total number of exercise books distributed to date to 100,000, with Nasarawa North awaiting his turn. He is also known to have supported community development, infrastructure, boreholes in various communities across the state with the aim of tackling perpetual water shortages, among many other interventions.
The state’s health sector has also benefited from his magnanimity. In addition to paying the medical bills of the less privileged, he has assembled a medical team which he pays 4 million naira per month to perform free medical interventions in the three senatorial districts of the state. Santalin Lafia also supported religious organizations, renovated and built worship centers in the three senate districts of the state, a gesture that continues to be dear to the population, including women and children.
Gambo radiates confidence and embodies a new hope in the collective aspirations of the people of Nasarawa State for a better future for the socio-economic well-being of the State. Thus, his steadfast, resilient and remarkable determination to the cause of democracy and his responsible leadership set him apart as the messiah the state of Nasarawa needs in 2023 to fulfill the dreams of his founding fathers.
It is therefore not surprising that the people of the state continue to pressure him to replace Governor Abdullahi Sule in 2023. They believe his enviable records of achievements and virtues of honesty, patriotism and contributions to the world. state development, among many other attributes of good leadership, make it a better choice for the people of Nasarawa in 2023.
Abari writes via [emailÂ protected]