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Dan-agundi: Quintessential Gem In The Hall Of Fame



By Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu

Achieving greatness in the hall of fame, is driven by one’s insatiable flair to prove his worth in various spheres of human interest, for one to have his name written in gold and poised to make his mark on the sand of time.

Those who had achieved their life ambition, courtesy of their commitment, sacrifice, dedication and doggedness, have been recognized and highly appreciated for what they have done to weather the stom, crossing the tortuous Rubicon and walking the tight rope with the aim of reaching the pinnacle of excellence.

Many, were known to have achieved what was widely regarded as their stunning accomplishments, even at their wunderkind stage , by act of inscrutable destiny, having had the opportunity to circumvent any obstacle that came their way and that they have striven to prove to the doubting Thomases that they are equal to the herculean task.

If the above postulation is anything to go by, Alhaji Baffa Babba Dan-agundi can with no iota of any contradiction be counted in the chorus of those who had achieved greatness in the hall of fame by dint of resilience, commitment, dedication and industriousness, making him to become a credible source of reference, as far as the issue of his meteoric rise to stardom is concerned.

He undoubtedly had his fingers on the tiller in notable spheres of human endeavour as epitomized by his foray into partisan politics , being a mover and shaker on the political lexicon of Kano State, having remarkably served in the State House of Assembly for a memorable stint with his voice hard loud and clear and his opinion worth taking into cognizance.

He came on board as fire brand Chairman of the Kano Roads Traffic Agency popularly known as KAROTA, after succeeding his predecessors who also had their respective stint, and wonderfully fabled a name that made him to be fearsome by those who flouted traffic laws with levity.

He is iron-fisted and being diplomatic as well , knowing that serial violators of the traffic rules and regulations can only be kept at an arms length to ensure that the rules were not broken

As a blue blooded personality of exceptional pedigree, Alhaji Baffa Babba Dan-agundi is one who had never allowed his blue- blooded background to push him above the level of others, when it comes to the issue of mixing and interacting with the down-trodden ones.

Born the 2nd July 1973 in Kano city, he had his Primary Education at Gidan Makama Special Primary School between 1981 and 1986 after which he proceeded to Unity College Karaye for his West African Secondary School Certificate and finished the SSCE in 1991.

He obtained the National Diploma, Higher National Diploma, Post graduate Diploma Management and subsequently a Masters in Business Administration at Bayero University, Kano.

He started working as Assistance Clerical Officer at High Court of Justice, Kano. From 1985-1991 and resigned as principal registrar voluntarily from public service and join active politics served as S.A Youth from 200-2007, Director Project Monitoring (2008) Director Refuse Management Committee (2009) S.A garment (2012-2015)

He served Kano Municipal Local Government as Sole Administrator on a short period and was elected to represent the Kano Municipal constituency in the state House of Assembly in the 2015 General Election. He was the Chairman, House committee on Education.

The member representing Kano Municipal Constituency in the State House of Assembly as chief whip later majority leader.

On 12th July, 2019, the Executive Governor of Kano state Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje appointed him as Managing Director of Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA).

Member state Security Council

Chairman Task Force on removal of illegal structures, street trading and dumping of refuse in the state.

Task Force Chairman for the enforcement of COVID 19 protocols.

Appointed him as acting Managing Director of Kano State Consumer Protection Council (CPC)

Task Force Chairman on Hotels revenue collections

At is at this juncture however, that the Kano correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, considered the humble prince of our time worthy of reverence and rewarding at a time when the chapel also found it most expedient to reward people of his ilk, with the laurel of honour tonight. we heartily and warmly congratulate you for this giant stride.

*Garba is the Chairman, Correspondent chapel of NUJ, Kano.

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