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Book on Gov. Gaidam ready for launch – Committee


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A book chronicling the one-decade stewardship of Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, will be presented to the public on April 29, in Damaturu.

Chairman of the launching Committee, Mohammed Abba, made this known in a statement in Damaturu on Thursday.

The book, titled “Governor Ibrahim Gaidam: Founder of Modern Yobe”, will be unveiled at the Government House, Damaturu, under the Chairmanship of the Governor-Elect, Mai Mala Buni.

Mr Abba said the book would be reviewed by Prof. Danjuma Gambo, the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Maiduguri.

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According to him, the 303-page book, which has 12 chapters, “takes the reader on an edifying voyage across the vast sea of Gov. Gaidam’s life and experiences”.

“With gleam of a fine intertwine of brevity, kindness, quest for knowledge, prudence, visionary leadership and submission to the will of God.

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“’It also burrows into the governor’s personality, examines his principles; and highlights the factors that made him to triumph where others stumble.

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“It also analyses Gaidam’s different brand of leadership which has enabled him to record remarkable achievements even when the state was in the throes of unprecedented onslaught from the insurgents.’’

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, are expected to serve as Special Guest of Honour and Guest of Honour respectively, at the event.

Others are: President of the Senate, Abubakar Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad.

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