Open Letter To Bauchi Gov Mohammed Abubakar, By Shamsuddeen El-Shams
Anything your mind can think of, you can achieve it. There is no limit to what we can achieve in this life; all we need is faith and hope.
We, the youths especially, tend to listen to other people’s opinions instead of our inner selves, we tend to put our whole trust in others’ judgments or analysis on our own affairs or dreams; forgetting the fact that only you and your Creator knows yourself fully and truly.
Aim high and always believe in yourself and know that no one can give you success but yourself through hope, faith and hard-work and prayer.
I remember a quote by Pamela Vaull Starr, she said: ”Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal”.
No one can teach you how to dream or what to dream, its connected to your inner soul, it’s what you really want deep inside. Your inner-soul knows exactly what you want and knows your capability, don’t let anyone discourage you, you should be the master of your dreams and life. Do not let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do because that someone doesn’t know anything about you or what you can achieve.
Your Excellency, I strongly believe you are a believer in your dreams and self-worth. You always aim for the stars. You are strong in mind, body and spirit. Had you, Your Excellency Governor Mohammed A. Abubakar paid attention to the whispers of the doubting Thomases and critics, you wouldn’t have contested for the seat of the Governor of Bauchi State let alone becoming one. You couldn’t have made it to becoming the 15th Governor in the series of governors that governed Bauchi State, you wouldn’t have become the first Makama Babba of Bauchi or the Sarkin Bauran Katagum.
As a sitting Governor, had you hearkened to the distractions caused by distractors and naysayers, you couldn’t have been able to construct 19 fully equipped Primary Healthcare Centers across the state with VIP toilets, Doctors’ Residence, borehole and ambulance. You wouldn’t have been able to construct 6 roads in Azare, 1 in Jamaare or Design and construct 9 township roads in Misau or the 22 KM Darazo – Gabchiyari road.
Your Excellency, were you mindful of their jaundiced behavior you couldn’t have been able to construct one of the longest roads in the region i.e. the over 100km Misau – Udubo – Gamawa road (including 2 large, standard bridges), you couldn’t have embarked on these gigantic infrastructural development revolution; dualization of Miri-Zaranda-Gidan Mai-Awalah roundabout, dualisation of Awalah-Giwo Academy, repair & resurfacing of Awalah roundabout to Central Market roundabout, rehabilitation of Awalah to Central Market, resurfacing of Kofar Gombe to House of Assembly, construction of Tafawa Balewa Housing Estate roads, construction of Ibrahim Bako Housing Estate roads, construction of Entrance & other link roads at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP), and Rehabilitation of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University’s Permanent Site link road.
Under your administration, more than 800 Primary and JSS buildings are being renovated and more than 600 constructed. Additionally, more than 10,000 desks have been provided to the schools in the first batch of distribution under the Ministry of Education and about 18,000 were provided under SUBEB.
Your Excellency you have resuscitated the ailing Bauchi Fertilizer Company which was on the brink of total collapse abandoned by the previous administration. The company now provides job to hundreds of youths and it is a source of IGR for the state. The company provides fertilizer to neighboring states like Gombe and it will soon start exporting to neighboring countries. Farmers in Bauchi especially, no longer have difficulty in having access to qualitative fertilizer.
Your Excellency, you’ve paid the backlog of 4 months workers’ salaries which the immediate past administration refused to pay. You are currently one of the few Governors in the country to successfully settle all outstanding salaries of workers in their states and constantly able to pay salaries promptly as early as the 25th of the month. Were you not the Governor, probably the story might have been totally different today.
They have called you many derogatory names yet, here you are steering the affairs of the good people of Bauchi State and doing fantastically well. They have concocted many lies and slanderous allegations against your person yet, your star is shining brighter and brighter by the day. They attacked you (and still attacking you) yet, you are ever patient, lenient and tolerant. You have repeatedly warned your aides and supporters not to attack anyone even if they attack your personality.
My simple message to you, Your Excellency, is to continue blocking your ears, eyes and mind from paying attention to distractions by naysayers and distractors. That’s their job, to distract you. But your job is to make our dear Bauchi State great again, and you are perfectly sailing in that direction. You have more great plans for our dear state, fulfill it sir. I believe in you, we all believe in you.
May Allah Almighty continue to be your guide and protector.
I will conclude with this: “Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing things.”
Josh Hinds – Motivational Speaker, Author