If there’s any Man in this present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari working in tandem with the vision and the mission of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is Barrister Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the Government of the Federation. This Man I daily watch closely, I constantly follow his selflessness service to the nation. I understood and realized that is one among many Nigerians who believe in Buhari’s penchant love for the country and desire to have a better Nigeria.
It’s an idea of Buhari he adopted to serve the country without him being praised or attract any attention. I see this Man a silent achiever who achieved much for the sake of the nation.
No wonder a legendary ace broadcaster and an elder statesman from Adamawa state, Timawus Mathias described him as a man that is standing tall leading against a rampaging force of covid-19, a pandemic that’s cropping the world’s economy.
This piece by Mathias suggested that Mustapha throughout his life he has given the best in every endeavor and stood tall and diligent, working against the odd to salvage the country. What a good Nigerian
“Your growth, education, career, family, business, politics, public service, and all. You have stood tall and diligent. Even this call to service as SGF, you came out of the blues. Noone thought you had the fortitude to shoulder the national responsibility. But you have proved yourself faithful.
“I raise a hand to say we are proud of you as individuals, as associates, and as citizens of our state and country.” Timaeus
Boss Sir, today you crossed my mind, and it done on me the much sacrifices of having made and still making for the sake of every Nigerian, your huge achievements, your silence result-oriented lending voice to the leadership of the country is one among a million times that you remain a Man holding up the unity spirit of this country, a Man with agenda of a forward Nigeria and backward never country. Indeed you came out of the blues and serving the nation selflessly.
It’s a double task and trust Mr. President leaning on you to deliver our country out of the shackles of covid-19 aside from the initial work of an SGF you are called to do. On this many Nigerians praised the wise decision of Muhammadu Buhari because the choice of you Boss is no doubt a plausible one and can deliver the nation from the woods of coronavirus.
No wonder the gifted musician journalist, Timawus said:
“It is daunting to be Chairman of Covid 19 Presidential Task Force. You lead a fight against a rampaging force that has challenged every army in the world. In comparison, you deserve praise. Woe unto them who see 2023 scenarios when in good faith, typical of a believer, you are doing your duty to your President and our country as diligently as you can. That is being you and nothing more.
“All your life, you have given every endeavor your best, even this one. More grease to your elbows, and woe unto all detractors.”
Thank you, Sir, we are seeing the results, the country is gradually taken shape economically, the blanket of covid-19 is steadily being unrolled, the country is seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, you accepted to serve the nation, I and many others are seeing your works are talking rather than you talking the works. You chose to be silent and your works speak volumes, loudly “realizing dreams and rekindle hope to humanity”
You keep the respect of being a silent achiever, while the work of touching lives is making loud of your service to humanity. Truly you are a gentleman Boss, you earned the virtues of a great Man whose mighty works are for God and Humanity. With all this, I know history will be kind to you.
Today Boss crossed my mind with his sincerity, I follow him and understand that the Man in him will never want to have troubled nightmares being challenged by those who want him to break the norms for their selfish reasons. My close watch on this Man showed me he disdains corruption and he can go about like an empty vessel making unsolicited empty promises. But he maintains a principle of his “Yes” is Yes, and his “No” is No. Like Mr. President, his legacy would never be registered with misappropriation, misrepresentation, miscalculation, exploitation, disintegration, retrogression, emptiness, and redundancy to our dear nation.
I see him working the work the way it should be worked. Under him, Many have access and the opportunity to be what they ought to have been. He helps in providing job opportunities, in our communities, Adamawa for instance he brought about infrastructures in many areas, FCE Yola, FMC Yola, Hong LGA are few examples of where federal government works abound because he facilitated it. He provided many with job opportunities, many others are empowered for business.
For me, the Boss I see is a good man, I see another Nigerian who is without bias of all sort, a Nigerian who is a good politician, whose experience born out of many years of learning to ride the horse of glory for a better nation, in Boss I also see Adamawa becoming better, in him I see Nigeria is truly bearing the emblem of our Father’s land where unity, peace, and justice shall reign. A vision our founding fathers envisioned the country to be.
I’m so privileged to have interacted with him on few exceptional occasions, the rapt attention accorded me convinced me to see the humility in him as a good virtue of leadership, I see him with the listening ear syndrome. Boss listens before he talks, he utters few words and gives one the floor for conversations while he listens. A good mark of a good leader
This is probably one of the few politicians that his words are bankable and can be bought at a very high value of integrity and standard at whatever time. He does not mix his words to impress or to cajole a fellow human being. I see and learn what others will say the “power of dead and life is in the tongue.” It is in this Man I’m learning a man’s image is laying in the tiny mighty tongue under the roof of his mouth. My Boss, I respect the good communication skills in you.
As Nigerians pray in the progress, growth, and unity of the nation counting down to 2023 elections, I pray the Will of God prevails by giving us leaders after His own heart, leaders who possess the characters of the heavenly mandate, people who in them are desires to see Nigeria better than it is. People like Boss whose love for humanity is a flame burning in the inside of them to better the country with their good leadership qualities.
For me I feel, sees and I think Boss Mustapha has it all, to give it all to all Nigerians. Boss, you are the point of my prayers, I will pray (wait) until my prayers are answered.
God bless Nigeria!
God bless Adamawa state!!
The journalist writes from Yola,