Our correspondent meets new Zannah Ngamzaima of Borno, new FNSE and new FNIEEE, Engr. Kabiru Mohammed Wanori, as he features in our maiden edition’s ‘personality of the week’ interview ...gives intriguing, revealing and ‘unusual’ story of struggles, ...reveals why he ‘saves’, ‘looks’ for money and much more
YEN: Who is Kabiru Mohammed Wanori?
Zannah Ngamzaima: Thank you very much. As you rightly said, my name is Kabiru Mohammed Wanori. I was born on the 10th of August, 1964 into the family of Alh. Tijjani Wanori, a renowned agriculturalist and the second local government chairman of Konduga in the Second Republic. I was born in Limanti ward, Maiduguri. I had my primary education at Gomboru Primary School. In 1983, I graduated from Bama Science Secondary and in the same year, joined the University of Maiduguri where I studied Electrical Engineering.
I started working with ABG Communications after my graduation, first as a corps member and eventually after it I was retained as the first area manager of the former North Eastern state. In 1994, I was elevated to the position of zonal manager of the northern region and a year after, I resigned from the work to join active politics. I contested twice for the post of Konduga local government chairman on the platforms of SDP and PDP respectfully, but I was not so lucky on both occasions. However, I have been successful throughout my professional and political career.
YEN: In the last 40days, you have rightly become the ‘man of the moment’; you have made three outstanding achievements. You were conferred with the Fellowship of Nigerian Society of Engineers; you were appointed the Zannah Ngamzaima of Borno and received an award from ABU branch of Borno State students. How do you feel?