Sokoto 2023: Ubandoma coasting to victory

As political gladiators in Sokoto state start preparation for the gubernatorial election scheduled for March 2023, the political area is increasing, with extra personalities exhibiting curiosity within the course of that may produce the subsequent governor of the state. Although a number of individuals are nursing the ambition for the governorship seat in 2023, it’s clear that just one particular person will occupy the seat. Consequently, there’s the necessity to enter the political market to buy that chief whose destiny is synonymous with the destiny of the individuals.

In all equity, the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, flag bearer, Malam Saidu Umar, is an skilled chief going by his exploits because the commissioner for finance and subsequently secretary to the state authorities. The final consensus is that, he’s certainly a person of upper grade intelligence and absolutely ready for the duty forward. Since his emergence because the flag bearer, Sokoto state PDP has been receiving a lift each regionally and nationally and it’s crystal clear that he intends to face the myriad of challenges confronting the state by means of a well-articulated and multi-sectral strategy with a view to usher in important transformation of the state.

He’s a graduate of Ahmadu Bello College Zaria who additionally holds an MBA from Usmanu Danfodiyo College Sokoto. The previous astute banker and a lecturer with no political previous was first launched into the murky waters of politics when he was appointed finance commissioner through the early days of Gov.ernor Aminu Tambuwal’s first tenure. He additionally chairs the broadly referenced and extremely praised yearly Ramadan Feeding Programme, which has impacted on many hungry mouths within the state. He additionally enjoys appreciable admiration and help among the many completely different sections of youths within the State.

Saidu Umar has a gifted capability to resolve most advanced issues at a snap of a finger, his selfless management qualities which radiates confidence and expertise noticed him into a number of private and non-private workplaces. He’s a meticulous particular person, articulate with imaginative and prescient, and a objective getter with distinctive organisational and managerial capability of human sources.

Thomas Mann as soon as declared that ‘”in our time the future of man presents its which means in political phrases”. That’s to say, in our modern expertise, it’s tough to clarify separations or distinctions between the politics of life and the lifetime of politics. It’s pertinent to state with out mincing phrases that the Saidu/Sagir staff shouldn’t be coming to mount the saddle of management of the state as inexperienced horns in human and sources administration.

‘Mallam’, as he’s fondly referred to as by his admirers, performed nice position within the present Tambuwal administration as he served because the engine room for basic facilitation of presidency operations that produced optimum outcomes. His workplace then, was the secretariat for state Govt Council issues and custodian of all choices taken on the common weekly conferences which he coordinated. His span within the workplace witnessed transparency, openness and accountability within the conduct of companies and actions of presidency.

Sa’idu Umar was born on January 23, 1966, in Sokoto city, Sokoto state, Nigeria. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria, Nigeria with a Bachelor of Agriculture and holds an MBA from Usmanu Danfodiyo College, Sokoto. He began banking profession in1997 with First Financial institution of Nigeria earlier than transferring to Normal Belief Financial institution, Plc (STB). He was with the United Financial institution for Africa because of its merger with STB Plc. He then moved to Sky Financial institution as enterprise growth supervisor, lastly to Ecobank Nigeria Restricted the place he rose to the rank of deputy basic supervisor and regional head, North-west of the financial institution; with the accountability of coordinating the financial institution’s enterprise in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Jigawa states.

Though he had most of his profession in banking, Umar began his working profession as assistant lecturer with School of Agriculture Zuru from 1990 – 1991. He labored with Sokoto Funding Firm Restricted, rising to the place of senior supervisor.


Umar was in October, 2015 appointed as commissioner for finance Sokoto state. That is just like Chancellor of Exchequer on the sub-national degree. And In 2019 he was appointed as secretary to Sokoto state authorities.

As an erudite scholar, astute administrator, banker and politician who labored within the non-public sector and now serving Sokoto state and past in numerous capacities, Saidu Umar is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Nationwide Accountants of Nigeria (FCNA), an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Economics of Nigeria (FCEN) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Accountants of Nigeria (FCPA), Senior Govt Fellow Kennedy College of Authorities, Harvard College. He holds the normal and non secular title of “Mallam Ubandoman Sokoto”, an necessary conventional and non secular title within the Sultanate Council of Sokoto.

PDP is on its strategy to retaining energy and forming the subsequent authorities in Sokoto state come 2023, as a result of all of the requisite indicators are there with the timeless Sokoto Tambuwal Issue nonetheless renting the air. The underside line is, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has not betrayed his individuals, so the individuals are solidly behind him, and he understands that democracy is by carrying everyone alongside. So his selection and that of get together devoted of Malam Saidu Umar because the flag bearer of the PDP in Sokoto is an indication that the state will witness an upright management that’s prepared to harness the energies of the inhabitants to steer purposive, productive, contented and spiritually fulfilling lives whereas sustaining the state‘s observe file of accommodating completely different ethnic, non secular and cultural backgrounds.

To Sakkwatawa, voting Saidu Umar/Sagir Bafarawa joint ticket is an obligation to consolidate on the success of Tambuwal administration and ruled by a management that’s accountable to God and dedicated to fast socio-economic transformation by means of people-oriented insurance policies and programmes tailor-made in the direction of sustainable growth.

Naseer writes from Wurno Highway, Sokoto through 08025005383.

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