We members of Gargam Farmers initiatives of Borno State Wholeheartedly wish to recommend Alhaji Dr Abiso kabir for the honor of National merit award of the officer of the order of Niger(OON). This is coming in view of his uncommon excellence which demonstrated innovations and entrepreneurship. He is an incredibly a philanthropist and youth ambassador with a talent second-to-none, working tirelessly to promote peace and development in Borno state and Nigeria at large.
His outstanding qualities which basically hammered on achievements and display of moral courage and vision in making and delivering tough choices amongst others, imparted positively on our society, distinguishes him as a deserving awardee.
NOMINATE AFRICAN OF THE YEAR 2019
Alhaji Dr. Abiso Kabir hail from Kala-Balge local government area of Borno State. He was born on 13th October, 1972 and attended Shokari LEA primary school and government college Maiduguri for his primary and secondary school respectively
At age of 45, he has bagged 5 degrees which includes 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.
He was issued a Merit award by institute of chartered of Economist in 2013 and Doctorial fellow of institute of chartered economist.
In addition, Dr Kabir is known for his versatility and people’s oriented characteristics which at all times is directed towards the realization of a better society where its inhabitants will be self-reliant and economically buoyant. This is evidently shown by way of combining both politics, a career in civil service, a farmer and as well a humanitarian per excellence. He is a die-hard supporter and the north-east cordinator of the Buhari campaign organization. He is indeed an epitome of humility.
However, Dr Abiso currently sponsors a considerable number of youths studying abroad in different countries of the world and empowered scores of youths, women and the vulnerable in the society. His philanthropic nature admits no comparison.
He is the pioneer and the brain behind wal wanne and sons limited, a client of the anchor borrowers program of the central bank of Nigeria (CBN). He was able to mobilised 18,000 farmers, support them with neccessary funding, mechanization and expertise In Borno, Despite instability and violent activity of insurgents in the state. Hence, 33,000 bags of paddy rice were harvest and arranged in pyramid, unveiled by president Buhari on Tuesday, 27 March, 2018.
Also, Dr. Abiso is an active member of the Paddy Rice Dealers Association, Sugarcane Farmers Association and Rice Farmers Association in Borno State.
Historically, it has been recognized that people play a major role in providing a quality services to societies, but for such to be sustain, the doers are motivated and consequently improvement will be non stop.
This vibrant and enterprising fellow should be encouraged and honoured for proving to the world that, against all odd, Borno is indeed an agrarian state so that others will take interest in agriculture. He deserves this award for his outstanding service to humanity.
Considering how unenchanted our youths are, they shy away from agriculture, the award will inspire them and aspiring farmers in Borno State and Nigeria at large to embrace agriculture and imbibe the spirit of volunteerism to help their communities.
Besides academic laurels, Abiso has received several fellowships and honours 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 2004.
He was appointed 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;
The versatile personality we’re recommending to you for the ONN Merit Award has attended many seminars and conferences in Nigeria and abroad, and has many published works to his credit.
He speaks Kanuri, Shuwa Arab, Hausa, and English fluently. He is happily married with children.
Signed by Bashir Mukhtar Goni Ali, State Chairman Borno Gargam Farmers Initiatives..