Warm reception for Engr. Magaji –
By Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro
Giant strides made by man are usually coated in pomp and pageantry, while some roll out the milestone amidst glass-clinging. Some play the breakthrough low but all in praises and in anticipation of better future ahead.
In this momentous instance, the success story always overshadows the nauseating hurdles and barricades accompanying such feats. Naturally some people excel in various ways of life; they standout in anything they venture into, they are shinning light, they shape their environment and their world. Such individuals of unique achievements are celebrated everywhere, an action which encourages them to self re-generating serving as an impetus to inspire the younger generation.
However, despite the society’s convulsion threatening the survival of the contemporary society, one can still boast of great men as few as they are who stand tall in the society. Men who write their names in gold while others write in charcoal in the heart of thousands of people, such can never be forgotten; the name and good deeds of such men will always shine stars.
Saturday, November 16 ,2019 would for long be memorable day for Engr. Muazu Magaji Dawakin Tofa (Dan Sarauniya); his friends and associates alike, who assembled to celebrate his appointment as Commissioner of Works & Infrastructure and member of Kano State Executive Council by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
That cool Saturday evening witnessed an unprecedented gathering of crème de la crème in the DawakinTofa, Kano and Engineering profession.
Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Mahmoud BaffaYola, delivered a thought-provoking speech. As he stood, the veteran journalist took his audience back to memory lane. According to the elder statesman, the event was more than a dinner, it was a celebration of excellence because only those who have excelled and made it in their chosen fields and community service are appointed in the high decision making body in the state.
He added that by successfully paying his dues in public and private sector both in Nigeria and abroad, Engr. Magaji has demonstrated intellectual abilities to break new grounds and succeed in different terrains.
Warm reception for Engr. Magaji
On his part, a long time associate of the celebrant, Alhaji NuraSani Shawai, held the entire hall spellbound with his eloquent analysis of the past, present and future Nigeria amidst thunderous ovations.
He described Engr. Magaji among Nigerian youth with knowledge and experience in whose hands lies Nigeria’s future.
Alhaji Shawai added that Magaji is a talented and charismatic achiever whose contributions to Dawakin Tofa, Kano and Nigeria as a whole remain outstanding and exemplary.
He further stated that the current position of Magaji as member of the state cabinet owed the responsibility to join the progressives in ensuring a developed and prosperous Kano State.
He advised the commissioner to remain a good ambassador of DawakinTofa in his current assignment and future undertakings.
In his remark, special guest of honour and State Governor ably represented by Commissioner of Budget & Planning, AlhajiNuraDankadai said the appointment of Magaji as Commissioner of Works & Infrastructure was based on merit and hard work, considering his experience as Mechanical Engineer and later a Petroleum Engineer which symbolizes his determination and thirst for academic glory.
Warm reception for Engr. Magaji
Responding, the celebrant, Engr. Magaji thanked Almighty Allah for his abundant mercy on him. He thanked the State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the confidence reposed in him to drive the government infrastructural blueprint to reality.