In life, a lot of people find themselves in positions of leadership but only the few excel. Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar is unarguably among the few that excel and rewrite history in an impressive fashion.
Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar, popularly known as Prof. M. B. Abubakar, is currently the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, a public enterprise of the Federal Government of Nigeria incorporated in 2006 with the primary mandate of setting up and operating a unified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure platform that addresses the connectivity, transversal and other technology imperatives for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government. The organization was also charged with operating a nationwide network backbone to help facilitate the digital inclusion of underserved areas and rural communities towards the realization of the MDG goals.
Prof. Muhammed Abubakar was appointed as the Managing Director of the Galaxy Backbone Limited by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 23rd December, 2019. He took over the management of the organization on 2nd January, 2020.
Before delving into the oceans of achievements recorded by Professor Muhammed Abubakar, it is important to shed some light on the person of Muhammed Abubakar for the benefits of our readers particularly those that do not know him personally.
Prof. Muhammed Bello Abubakar was born on 3rd October, 1970 in Gombe. He attended numerous schools at home and abroad including Jankai Primary School Gombe from1977 to 1983, Pilot Junior Secondary School Gombe from 1983 to 1986, Government Science Secondary School Billiri from 1986 to 1987, and Government Science Secondary School Gombe from 1987 to 1988. He also attended Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi and Eberhardkahls Universität Tübingen in Germany.
Prior to his ascension to the position of Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, Prof. Abubakar held various positions. He has been a member of several professional bodies. He is also a recipient of numerous awards and accolades.
In terms of achievements in his current capacity, Prof. Abubakar leads a transformative crusade that gives birth to laudable improvements in all areas of operation of the Galaxy Backbone Limited.
As a visionary leader and adminstrator, Professor Abubakar headed the organization to come up with a five-year Strategic Business Plan.
As part of his efforts and strategies to improve service delivery, Professor Abubakar also established functional units and departments that ginormously help in actualizing the Federal Government’s vision towards advancement of Digital Economy.
Professor Abubakar also brought the Galaxy Backbone Limited to limelight at a time when the services of the organization were needed most due to the advent of COVID-19 that almost shut down activities particularly the official ones. Professor Abubakar led his organization to provide virtual interaction platforms to ease communication and collaboration in government at all levels. This effort has tremendously provided flawless interaction during the lockdowns imposed by the government to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
Also, Professor Abubakar came up with numerous innovative policies and initiatives that generally elevated the prestige of the Galaxy Backbone Limited and holistically improved its operations.
To boost the performance of his staff and collaborate with other relevant stakeholders, Professor Abubakar organized a management retreat titled ‘Galaxy Backbone Retreat’ which took place on January 29th, 2021 in Gombe. This goes in line with what Orrin Woodward said, “average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar.” Therefore, Professor Muhammad Abubakar has proven to be a good leader.
As said by John C. Maxwell, “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” Considering the massive achievements and successes of Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar which are numerous to mention, it is obvious that Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
To conclude, it is pertinent to appreciate the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy in person of Dr. Isah Ali Pantami for recommending the appointment of cerebral and iconic Professor Muhammed Bello Abubakar as the Managing Director of the Galaxy Backbone Limited.
In reality, the super achievements and successes of Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar have made all of us from Gombe proud. Your hard work do surely pay off. We wish you continued success, indefatigable MD.
By Tasiu Muhammad Pantami
Emulate Buhari’s Ideology, Prof. Abubakar Urges Nigerians
The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, Professor Muhammad Abubakar has urged Nigerians to take a leaf from the ideology of President Muhammadu Buhari so as to contribute their quota for the growth and development of Nigeria.
According to a press statement signed by Tasiu Muhammad Pantami, Media Assistant to the Managing Director, “Professor Abubakar made this call early this week at the public presentation of a book in honour of His Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the Army Resource Centre, Abuja.”
The book titled “THE BUHARI IN US”, was written by Abdullahi O. Haruna popularly known as Haruspice.
The Managing Director who represented the Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami emphasized the need for youths to strive to excel in various endeavours of life.
While congratulating the author of the book, Abubakar described him as one of the most resilient, and resourceful Nigerians.
PRP suspends National Legal Adviser for embarrassing conducts
The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has suspended its National Legal Adviser, Prof. M. M. Aliyu for conducts that the party considered embarrassing.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja on Monday.
The communique signed by the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR and the National Secretary, Mr. Babatunde Alli added that the party also appointed Barr. Juliet Anyata Ogba as the acting National Legal Adviser of the party with immediate effect.
The party has also set up a constitutional amendment committee with Barr. Hajiya Aishatu Dankani as Chairman and Barr. Juliet Anyata Ogba, Barr. Ahmed Umar Farouk Gwadabe as members. The committee was given a period of one month to submit its report.
PRP: INEC Refuses to Witness Sule Bello’s Delegates Conference, Declares It Illegal
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared as illegal the purported 2nd National Delegates Conference held last Saturday by Sule Bello and his hoodlums in the Zaria town of Kaduna State.
The top management of the commission disclosed that invitation was extended to them by Sule Bello requesting them to witness the conference but they refused to honour the invitation considering the fact that the purported conference is nothing but an utter illegality.
The commission further revealed that to the best of its knowledge, Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR is the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
It could be recalled that Sule Bello had convened a conference that he tagged 2nd National Delegates Conference in Zaria last Saturday. The conference, which had few people in attendance, was not witnessed by INEC officials or any security agents.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been making it clear that Sule Bello is not the National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party.
On its own part, the leadership of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) had stated that Sule Bello had never been a member or stakeholder of the party at any level or time.
Further checks by our correspondent at the INEC headquarters and its website had shown that Alhaji Falalu Bello, OFR is the National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Mr. Babatunde Francis Alli is the National Secretary of the party.