By Tom Garba
I have been to a land laden with trees that flow with milk and honey. In the land I found only a man that tends them. I have seen a land that personifies beauty but in that great land only a man, I discovered, is handsome. They have taken me to a country-home that is full of great men of ingenuity but regrettably I found just one person that is full of potential to change the land.
Dear readers, I wrote this piece not unmindful of the fact that it takes a Man to make a Man, meaning every destiny is connected to just a man to take him or her there. As it is commonly known “Men are Men’s ladders to their destinies,” meaning you step on men to get to wherever you want to go based on divine dictates.
Martins Babale Nasir stepped on many ladders to assume the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State. He is now one of the revolving revolver, co-partnering with Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state to beautify the more the Land of Beauty. It is a match paired to deliver the best for the state.
“Can two walk together? They must first be agreed” Babale agreed, humbly chose to be Joshua at the same time the Caleb that will never allow the hands of Moses to get down in the war front unless they destroy the enemies of Adamawa, which are stagnation, backwardness, underdevelopment, economy retardation and disunity, amongst many others.
The gentleman deputy governor is never seen in disagreement with his principal, Bindow, as he believes in the master-servant relationship, a virtue of a good follower who will never allow his Boss to fail.
Nasir is a deputy governor who wants total rejuvenation of the state, a messenger of goodwill to the Adamawa people, as virtually every nooks and crannies of the state capital, Yola, witnesses rapid roads construction under the “Bindow for Social change (BSC)” Agenda, and moving toward Toungo in the southern part of Adamawa and remote Kirchinga in the Northern part .
Suffice it to say that the Bindow-Nasir progressive partnership, as sweet fruits-bearing giant trees in the Adamawa landscape is now being buffeted by stones from many who want to pluck their attractive fruits.
However, these great men must not despair. Instead, they should be comforted by words of the renowned and prolific motivational speaker, Myles Manroe, who said: “When People throw you stones it’s because you are a good tree full of fruits. They see a lot of harvest in you. Don’t go down to their level by throwing stones back at them, but throw them your FRUITS so the seeds of yourself may inspire them to change their ways.”
Indeed, I have seen this tree in Engr. Martins Babale Nasir, the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State. Ride on, Gentleman Babale, save the land with your kind of fruits, be a Man that history will forever refer to.
Garba wrote in from Yola, Adamawa State