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THE former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Dikko Abubakar(MD), CRF, at the weekend emerged newly elected President of Alumni Association of the National Institute, AANI, alongside eight other Executives to steer the affairs of the Alumni for the next two years.
Addressing the members after the election, the former Nigeria head of Cops, Yusuf promised to bring his vast experiences as former police boss on board to inject into the already existing progress initiated by his predecessor, whom he commended for jobs well done so far. While calling all the members to collaborate with him and the newly elected executives to achieve its goals, to live up to, not only public expectations but the founding members dreams.
“I pray God will help me and also give the direction as the way I should lead this noble and great organization. Well, we can’t do it alone but would need the support of past leaders to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers.
“We will work collaboratively with other former presidents to fulfil the dream of the founding fathers towards a better society”
The election was held during the 39th Annual General Meeting of AANI, at the auditorium of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Abuja, where he (Abubakar) promised to work collaboratively with other former presidents and consolidate on their achievements by actualising dreams of founding fathers of the association towards a better society.
In an interview with press, Abubakar expressed his willingness to serve as he is called to do so, and promised to work with other members to bring Issues confronting the nation up to the national discourse.
“It is a great honour to be called up to serve. I just presented myself to serve, and all is not about me only, but about every member of this institute who are here today. We presented ourselves and are willing to serve.
We already know about the challenges that need to be dealt with, and with all the technocrats here who have served the nation in different capacity, we are going to make use of their wealth of knowledge and experiences in policy formulation that will benefit the nation, so, we are poised to change Nigeria”.
He added, ” We are going to gather and use every knowledge each member has to bring issues confronting the nation today ike Economy, Educational deficit, Infrastructural deficit, security issues to be in the front of national discourse,” he said.
Other officers elected include Hajiya Aisha Dankani, mni ( Vice President), Dr.Nasirdeen Usman,mni ( Secretary – General), Bello Abdulmumuni,mni (Ass.Secretary), Olu Akadiri,mni ( Treasurer), Samaila Umar Sifawa,mni (Financial Secretary), Dr. Ogbonna Onyeisi,mni ( Publicity Secretary), Amb. Christy Mbonu, mni (Welfare/Social Secretary), Abdulrahman Babatunde Muideed, mni (Internal Auditor).
Personalities present at the AANI 39th AGM include the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, as the Special Guest of Honour, the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu, mni, Governor –elect of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zurum, mni, Alhaji U.K. Bello, mni, Kanwa III of Kastina, as the Royal Father of the Day, and former AANI Presidents.
The formal Police boss takes over from Khaleel Bolaji, mni, the immediate past President of the association.
He said: “I want to thank the Almighty God for a successful 39th Annual General Meeting of AANI and successful conduct of the elections that made me emerged winner and duly elected President of AANI.
AANI has been the foremost national think tank in the country huge and deep well and wealth of experience of serving and retired public and private officials in various sectors of the economy in policy formulation and professional advice based on national issues in line with nation-building.
Pamela James reporting.