By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The alumni of Federal Government College (FGC) Kwali Abuja set of 1993 (K-93), has congratulated with one of theirs, Mustapha Usman Adamu on the occasion of his coronation as the 13th Sarkin Bargu Kaoje on Saturday December 17, 2022.
This was contained in a statement signed by Governor of K-93, Nuhu Sani, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on December 17.
“We hereby felicitate with Alhaji Mustapha Usman Adamu on his coronation as Sarkin Bargu Kaoje by the Emir of Gwandu, HRH
Major General Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar (Rtd), CFR,mni on December 17, 2022.
“As one of us, we are indeed proud to celebrate you on this day as the custodian of the rich culture and traditions of KA’OJE; a land known for peace and wealth endowed with economic resources,” the statement said.
It added that they are confident that his reign will bring prosperity to the people.
“We join the people of Ka’oje and your numerous admirers across the country to congratulate you on your turbaning.
“And we also wish that Allah (SWT) will give you sound health, wisdom, successful reign and long life.
Congratulations,” it added.
Alhaji Mustapha Usman Adamu Ka’oje was born on March 7, 1976.
He is the eldest son of the noble and humble late Alh. Usman Adamu (The 12th Sarkin Bargu). Mustapha Usman Adamu Ka’oje is the great grandson of the 5th Sarkin Bargu Muhammadu Buhari who reigned from 1905 to 1914. Before his ascension to the throne as the 13th Sarkin Bargun Ka’oje, His Highness held the traditional title of Dangaladiman Bargu Ka’oje from 2009 to 2022.
Sarkin Bargun Ka’oje Alh. Mustapha Usman Adamu was nutured in Sokoto, where his father served as a top-ranking Public Officer in the Civil Service before relocating to Birnin-Kebbi upon the creation of Kebbi State 1991.
He owes his life’s philosophy and humble achievement to his father who was a well-read man of quiet disposition, meek with sublime countenance. From childhood to boyhood, his parents raised him with good discipline and instill in him the spirituality of Islamic education.
They ensured that he was groomed in early Islamic education. This invaluable tutelage prepared him to lives his life in the values of Islam.
They also taught him that the price of success is hard work and determination and inspired him to aspire for greatness with the values of good character and integrity. It is on these bedrock of inspirational up-bringing that His Highness has navigated through life’s highs and lows with perseverance and optimism.
His early life was a period of setting the climate to become a humble man of remarkable ability and successful achievement.
He was enrolled into Model Primary School Birnin-Kebbi Road, Sokoto State where he passed out with Primary School Certificate in 1987.
He obtained his Secondary School Certificate in 1993 from Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja, F.C.T.
In 1993, he studied computer appreciation at Complete Computer System Institute, in Association with Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi where he obtained Certificate in Computer Appreciation.
In 1996, he graduated from Federal Polytechnic Birnin-Kebbi with National Diploma (ND) Certificate in Financial Studies.
In the year 2000, he added another feather to his academic cap with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance from Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.
His next academic flight was a giant leap into the ivory tower of knowledge, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto where he graduated with Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in the year 2006.
He enrolled and studied at the College of Accountancy in Jos where he bagged the professional certificate of Certified National Accountant (CNA) in 2007.
He proceeded to Nassarawa State University Keffi where he clinched his highest academic laurel, Masters in Public Sector Accounting (MIPSA) with specialization in Public Financial Management in the year 2014.
Sarkin Bargu, Alh. Mustapha Usman Adamu Ka’oje places premium importance on self-development as a critical element of fluidity and functionality. Never discounting this important fulcrum of growth, he pursed the goal of continuous self-refinement with vigor. He strengthened his skill, sharpened his professional abilities through capacity building.
In fulfilment of this objectives, he attended the following certificated international and local courses:
Public-Private Partnership Training: Edoxi Training Institute, Dubai, United Arab Emirate (U.A.E) 15th – 30th July 2015.
Management and Leadership Development Training at the Management Development Institute of Singapore 10th-16th December, 2011
Public Accounting Training; Centre for Africa Studies, Lagos-Nigeria. 17th-28th October 2011.
Word Processing and Graphics for Document Presentation Training: Centre for Management Development (CMD) Lagos-Nigeria. 1st to 12th June 2009.
He is the author of the dissertation titled: Operationalizing Financial Policies and Regulations for National Development.
His Highness; is a member of the following professional bodies:
FELLOW, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) Membership No: 11212
FELLOW & COUNCIL MEMBER, Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development of Nigeria (CIHCDN).
MEMBER, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Membership No. 65012.
His Highness meritoriously served the Federal Capital Territory Administration and Kebbi State as a public officer. During his career in the civil service, he held the following portfolios:
Head of Accounts Unit. Abuja Broadcasting Commission (December 2016-May 2017)
Head of Accounts; Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre (AIIC) 2009-December 2016.
Accountant, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Health and Human Services Secretariat (2006-2009)
Senior Accountant , Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency (2005-2006)
Finance Officer, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) 2003-2005
Officer Banking Operations, Kebbi State Home savings and Loans Ltd (1996-2003)
Sarkin Bargun Ka’oje Alh. Mustapha Usman Adamu Ka’oje voluntarily resigned from the civil service in the month of May 2017 to pursue the actualization of his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Moving out of the comfort zone of the Federal Civil Service to choosing the career path of entrepreneurship is “ambiguous and irrational” because the odds of succeeding in the business terrain are dismal, however His Highness took that risky path because it was his passion. Paradoxically, he didn’t choose his passion, his passion chose him.
He understood that business and managing a company is a riveting roller coaster of highs and difficult lows but being a man of unwavering belief with laser focus on successful achievement, he sailed away from the safe harbor of the civil service in the risky sea of business uncertainty.
He had the audacity of hope to explore, dream, discover and achieve. It was against this background that his Highness took the mantle of leadership in Motube Hi-Tech Systems Limited. He provided administrative services for the company for two (2) years, post-retirement from the civil service. His designation was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Furthermore, to expand his entrepreneurial horizon, he joined an association of National Agri-business tycoons; AMANA FARMERS AND GRAINS SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (AFGSAN) registered under part c of the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.
He contributed to the organization in the capacity of National Commodity & Marketing Secretary.
His Excellency, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu Executive Governor of Kebbi State found His Highness to be a man of integrity, worthy of holding a position of trust and equity.
He appointed him to the position of:
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER; Kebbi State Independent Electoral Commission in 2019.
In this capacity, he discharged his duties effectively including performing the role of media and publicity spokesman for the commission. He held this appointment until his ascension to the throne as the 13th Sarkin Bargun Ka’oje.
One of the hobbies of His Highness is travelling which he values as part of education. In this vein, he has visited the following countries; either for tourism, religious, economic or educational purpose:
Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom
France, Iran, Niger Republic, Singapore, Benin Republic
United Arab Emirate (U.A.E),
United States of America, Germany, Malaysia, Belgium and China
Sarkin Bargun Ka’oje Alh. Mustapha Usman Adamu is the Patron of: YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL (YHRI) NIGERIA. YHRI is an international Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its headquarters in Los Angeles, United State of America.
The organization is committed to promoting UNITED NATIONS declaration of Human Rights (1948). The mission of YHRI is to inspire the Youth through human rights education in order for them to become advocates for peace and tolerance.
The great man theory of history suggests that, the broader movement and contours of history all go back to the leadership of great individuals who exerted unique influence on their times.
According to him, “I verily believe that this is true of all the past traditional leaders of Bargun Ka’oje.
“They have handed down a heritage that must be treasured and preserved. I pledge to ensure not only the continuum of the heritage and but to also improve on it for the betterment of the people of Ka’oje District.
“I pay tribute to my predecessor, my Father, Late Alhaji Usman Adamu (12th Sarkin Bargun Ka’oje) whose reign ushered in astronomical development of Ka’oje. On my part, I envision Ka’oje District as a land full of opportunity for individual and collective development, a people united, strong, peaceful and economically prosperous.
“I call on each person of our great land to join hands with me, to co-operate with the government, to contribute their quota to building a society of industrious and progressive people living happily in the pursuit of sustainable development,” he said.