Please accept my congratulation on the occasion of your birthday.
It is also a rejoinder to commemorative articles by Fatima Mamman Daura your daughter. Ishaq Modibbo Laure Kawu a hired hand facing the wrath of criminal justice system and Sam Nda Isiah the Larger than life indebted, nonpaying staff publisher of LEADERSHIP Newspapers.
They all harped on the following as your Core Values (A) Integrity (B) Public service and (C) Scholarship.
You are a product of equal access and oportunity. Ironically and unfortunately you have put your children and made them enjoy undue advantage,into public service without recourse to due process. Sabiu Tunde has been recruited into the National Intelligence Agency, and placed on higher grade than he deserves.
Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, you inserted your daughter Fatima, another daughter at NNPC, another at Central Bank,another at Ministry of Agriculture, the list is unending.Your side kick Abba Kyaris daughter is in strategic Managerial position at Soveriegn Wealth Fund.
You are a son of nobody even in the colonial Nigeria.
Daura is and still remains in the backwaters of Northern Nigeria.An appendage of old Katsina province.
Corruption is peddling in influence, you manifest it, flount it and above all transmit it now to your children.
Mallam Mamman son of Dauda, jikan Mamman. Durbin Daura.That was a village rank you and your daughter wants to glorify as nobility.Its total falsehood.So where is the integrity.
Secondly Public Service.New Nigerian Newspapers.You barth as Editor at the age of29years.
Your leadership of the paper ruined its standing and professional ranking in the national media space of the 70s and the 80s.You reduce the papers pan northern,pan Nigerian appeal to pedestrian anti Gowon conspiritorial platform of division,hate,distrust and grand agenda of the kaduna mafia. Let me take you on introspection and a brief journey of history.This was a story of two Northern graduates armed with solid second class upper in political science from University of Ibadan 1973.lateRufai Ibrahim and Mvendega Jibo
The duo were prolific writers they shattered and exposed your articles as at best pedestrian.They were the new stars on the horizon, broke the myth of your Candido column.your psuedo name and column was given a new vibrant,incisive and refreshing perspective.The young men were wickedly sacked by you.Reason your turf as local champion is now occupied by emerging young independant Turks.Your anger followed and chased them. Rufai Ibrahim went to Daily Times,Founding Editor Triumph,Editor Sunday Guardian, West Africa Magazine,The Independant of London,and before his death managing director Peoples Daily.
Your unforgiving spirit made you to advise General Buhari to incarcerate him.Through your instrumentality became the first victim of decree 2.along with Tunde Thompson both of Guardian Newspapers of were sent to Kirikiri Maximum Security prison for more than a year.Mamman Daura that is your biggest contribution to Nigerian journalism.
Mvendenga Jibo is the first person to suffer unjust hostlity and managerial violence leading to his dismissal by you in NNN.In solidarity Rufai Ibrahim as a matter of conscience also resign.Where is Mohammed Haruna? Where is Mvendega Jibo pls join the fry now that the recluse is in public dormain.
Late General Hassan Usman Katsina lived and died with unflinching loyalty to General Yakubu Gowon.
He saw in you treachery and treated with outmost disdain.Firstly Gen Hassan was honest and forthright,machavilians masqurading under the garb of religion and ethnicity are toxic he cannot stand..He had nothing but contempt for people who are fake.Mamman is fake.
He is a marrionate, double dealing,subverting popular opinion and institutions and above all egoistic and vicious.You betrayed Shagari,Shehu Yaradua and Lema Jubril to mention a few
There is no investment or commercial enterprise in which you participated that is succesfull.
You undermine and destroy anything on your path.Your
father in law Late Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki,his name and memory are omitted by your daughter.You cannot change the obvious.She is the grand daughter of Ibrahim Dasuki and public commentry by hired hands like Modibbo Lanre Kawu never acknowledged him.
Ibrahim Dasuki brought you into banking and manufacturing. BCCI and African International Bank.
You were a director and shareholder in both.They both went under.More than $200million dollars of depositors money were outrightly stolen or plundered.This was the 1991 findings of American foreign Relations Committee.Abba Kyari was Secretary of African International Bank.You contributed in no small measure to distress in the banking sectors.
What happened to textile sector where Ibrahim Dasuki along with late Ibrahim Katune made you held sway. NITEX,FINETEX,AREWA TEXTILES,FUNTUA TEXTILES.BOOTS NIG LTD
Mallam Mamman all the above are in the mortuary.
You are the architect of failure of Northen Nigeria to industrializes and we hold you culpable.
This article is part one of your 80th anniversary celebration.
Happy Birthday Sir.
- Chuks Iloegbunam