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Emir of Bauchi: A leader worthy of emulation 

By Editor |   01 November 2021   |   2:53 am  

Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu. Photo/WIKKITIMES

Sir: I use this medium to commend the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu for the good deeds and encouragement that he has been giving his people. The leadership qualities that make some people qualify for positions could only be found in a few. A true leader is one that struggles for the development, emancipation and tranquillity of the people he or she leads. 
His Royal Highness, Dr. Rilwan Sulaiman Adamu, an engineer, is the eleventh of the 16 children of the late Emir, Dr. Sulaiman Adamu. He was born on October 14th in 1970. He studied Building Technology at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University between 1996 and 2001 and worked with the Nigerian Port Authority for years.

The current Emir is the longest Amirul Hajj in Bauchi who oversaw the activities of the pilgrimage committee for years. Dr. Rilwanu is an advocate of the importance of getting voter cards which is key for electing good leaders. He openly enlightened people on the significance of cleanliness which prevents the spread of diseases. 

Bauchi Emir encourages parents to enrol their children on both religious and Western schools in order to brighten their future. His Highness is immeasurably generous, prioritising youths who are the backbone of the society to acquire skills for self-reliance and not relying heavily on the government’s works. To Christian or Muslim faithful who pay a visit to him during Sallah festivities, he preaches the gospel of peaceful coexistence to them which is vital for development. 

Rilwan at different seminars or any social gathering always cautions on the decline in moral and parental responsibilities, he reminds parents about their pertinent tasks of parenting. The Emir’s wide experience has made him relate with those in government cordially. May God continue to guide and help him over future challenges.

Usman Abdullahi Koli, mernoukoli@gmail.com

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