Dejiri millet farmers association are writing with the utmost confidence to recommend Dr. Abiso Kabir, the MD/CEO Wal Wanne and Sons limited for the National merit award of the officer of the order of Niger( OON )
He is a man of excellent collaborator, who do outreach and provide valuable insight and expertise to foster agriculture in Borno state and the North east.
Dr. Kabir has been a great partner and has been a great source of inspiration in his innate skills at organization and implementation of programmes that are specifically aimed at empowering the youths, women and the needy. His hardwork and diligence to support other people is commendable.
He is equally a distinguished humanitarian, politician, a farmer and a natural businessman with a strong moral sense and intense religious conviction. He dedicated unprecedented resources to charity. Also, he hardly looks at a formidable foe.
Dr. Abiso is a man of vast experience with proven capabilities and who have helped the people of Borno state in no small way as well as the government of the state. He was instrumental in the recent harvest of 33,000 paddy rice bags which was displayed on 27 March, 2018. An initiative of the CBN, through the anchor borrowers scheme aimed at uplifting small scale farmersc and sustainable agriculture in the state and Nigeria at large.
A brief history of the icon and his educational qualifications can explain further why we are recommending him for the prestigious award. Dr abiso was born on 13th October, 1972 in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. He attended Shokwari LEA Primary School and Government College Maiduguri for his primary and secondary education from 1978-1989.
At a prime of 45 years, Dr. Kabir has five academic laurels to his credit, including a doctoral degree in Entrepreneurship Management from Oxford University, Namibia, two masters degrees in ICT and Business Administration/Management, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, as well as National and Higher National Diplomas in Town and Regional and Urban and Regional Planning respectively.
however, he was issued a merit award by institute of chartered of Economist in2013 and a Doctorial fellow of institute of chartered economist.
Kabir who combines a career in public service with farming on one hand, and politics as well community service on the other. He is no doubt a successful farmer, who doubles as a political stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Borno State.
Dr Kabir is a frontline supporter and Northeast Coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organisation.
As a practising farmer, Abiso is a member of the Paddy Rice Dealers Association, Sugarcane Farmers Association and Rice Farmers Association in Borno State.
We are very proud of his achievments and he fully deserves a recognition for this. The award will inspire other youths and aspiring farmers in Borno State and Nigeria at large to embrace agriculture and imbibe the spirit of oneness to help their communities.
In addition, Abiso has received several fellowships and honiurs from professional bodies in Nigeria and abroad, which include: England Institute of World Chartered Economists, 2017; Africa Institute of Chartered Entrepreneurship Management 2017; Institute of Global Communication & Diplomacy, 2014; Institute of Chartered Economists of Ghana, 2013; and Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria 2006;
He is a recipient of the Merit Award of the Institute of Treasury Management & Financial Accountants, 2013.
A seasoned public servant, Abiso Kabir started his career at the Town Planning Zonal Office, Maiduri, where he did his 4 months Industrial Training Fund in 1992.
After his National Youth Service Corps with his alma mater, the Ramat Polytechnic, Abiso took a job with Ngala Local Government Council as Assistant Technical Officer (ATO) in 1994.
He moved to Kala Balge Local Government Council as Senior Technical Officer in 1997, and was later promoted to a Deputy Director of Works & Housing.
He did a change of cadre to assume the position of Deputy Treasurer of Magumeri Local Government in 2094.
He was appinted to serve as Chairman of Recovery Committee on Revenue and Treasury Receipt from Jan 2006.
After completing the assignment, Abiso was deployed to Bama Local Government as Deputy Treasurer.
He was the Secretary of Task Force Committee on Revenue from June 2007 until when he went to further his studies.
Upon return, he assumed the position of Treasurer in Gwoza Local Government Council from June 2011 to Feb 2013.
He is the current Treasurer of Kala Balge Local Government Council.
Dr. Abiso Kabir has occupied several leadership positions both during his school days and career. These include Secretary General, Al-Hayah Student Association,
Ramat Polytechnic Chapter Maiduguri (1992-1993) President, Al-Hayah Student Association, Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri Chapter (1997); Clerk, House and Senate; Member, Students
Union Government, Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri Chapter (1996-1997); and
Secretary and Social Director, Al-Hayah Student Association,
University of Maiduguri Chapter (1996-1999);
Other positions he held are:
Member, National Association of Town Planners, Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri (1993); National Union of Local Government Employees,
Kala Balge Chapter, Borno State (2003-2006);
His community service experience include: State Secretary, Scout Association of Nigeria, Borno State Chapter 2013-to Date;
Welfare Secretary, Balge Area Development Association 2003-2006; and Secretary, Education Committee, Al-Hayah Development Association of Nigeria 2002-2004;
It is our utmost believe that when people do such contributions and remarkable philanthropic act for the benefit of all, like the one exemplified by Dr. Abiso, they ought to be recognize so that it will inspire future generations.
Signed by Comr. Lawan Hamza, Chairman Dejiri millet farmers Association of Borno State..
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