Daily Trust

The transformation leader Gombe needs

By the antecedents of all the political athletes getting set for the Gombe state race of governance in 2019, Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna (JIG) has been chosen as our vanguard governor for the state amongst other aspirants in view of his transactional and transformational leadership traits as well as his amazing zero tolerance for corruption.

Through his selfless and unconditional generosity in social interaction, JIG has established himself over time as the peoples’ bridge to good education, health and economic wellbeing in the state. His level of interaction is second to none, having built a heart soothing relationship with the low and mighty in Gombe while maintaining highly uncompromising regards for traditional and religious institutions in the state. His cordiality with the good people of Gombe has rebranded him as the totem of peaceful coexistence.


As a transformational leader, JIG has inspired, energized and intellectually stimulated the youths of Gombe through his scholarships which is freely given to deserving candidates regardless of their background. He has been adjudged a leader who always idealizes the fact that every individual needs to be empowered and motivated (financially and otherwise) to raise a generation of ‘givers’ and not ‘takers’ from the society. If given the mantle, he would leverage on this trait to build a human bank of buoyant, financially stable and economically viable citizens who would breathtakingly impact positively within their respective communities.

Amongst other aspirants, Sardaunan Gombe has a turning point personality described as a unique and special gift from God to the good people of the state to chart a new course of governance that would build on past political achievements as a foundation for a future the Sardauna had said would be modelled after Lagos State. JIG is known for his sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking pattern that is required to run governance in a digitally evolving state like Gombe.


Another factor that stands the Sardaunan Gombe out is the fact that he has a zero tolerance for corruption. Having served in different capacities as an accountant in the banking sector and other establishments and recording ground breaking financial successes, with a proven integrity and expertise which had been tested and proved worldwide. Having given his services with the needed integrity that is required of an accountant, JIG has a clean bill of health when it comes to financial transactions within and outside the state. This makes JIG a perfect brand to lead the state to financial stardom looking at the damage that corruption can do to the growth and development of any state.

As we look for a suitable hand to hold the mantle of leadership in Gombe State from 2019, we must never treat with levity the fact that corruption is a threat to democracy and good governance anywhere in the world and Gombe state cannot be an exception. So I call on everyone to see JIG’s hatred for corruption as a basis for our choice of making him the threshold governor of Gombe state where corruption stands defeated while democracy and good governance continue to blossom without restrictions. JIG is just a phenomenon that deserved the opportunity to serve in the capacity of governing the state for everyone to feel the impact of this young, dynamic and creative personality.

JIG is our choice, our vanguard of trust, our reason for never giving up our believe in the future of Gombe which would be anchored on human rights, rule of law, justice, respect for religious institutions and peaceful coexistence.

Abdulkarim M. Sulaiman, Gombe