…promises to actualise founding fathers’ dreams
By Gabriel Ewepu
ABUJA- THE former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Dikko Abubakar, CRF, at the weekend emerged newly elected President of Alumni Association of the National Institute, AANI, alongside eight other officers to pilot its affairs for the next two years.
The election was held during the 39th Annual General Meeting of AANI, at the auditorium of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Abuja, where he (Abubakar) promised to work collaboratively with other former presidents and consolidate on their achievements by actualising dreams of founding fathers of the association towards a better society.
Other officers elected include Hajiya Aisha Dankani, mni ( Vice President), Dr.Nasirdeen Usman,mni ( Secretary – General), Bello Abdulmumuni,mni (Ass.Secretary), Olu Akadiri,mni ( Treasurer), Samaila Umar Sifawa,mni (Financial Secretary), Dr. Ogbonna Onyeisi,mni ( Publicity Secretary), Amb. Christy Mbonu, mni (Welfare/Social Secretary), Abdulrahman Babatunde Muideed, mni (Internal Auditor).
Personalities present at the ANNI 39th AGM include the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, as the Special Guest of Honour, the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu, mni, Governor –elect of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zurum, mni, Alhaji U.K. Bello, mni, Kanwa III of Kastina, as the Royal Father of the Day, and former ANNI Presidents.
The formal Police boss takes over from Khaleel Bolaji, mni, the immediate past President of the association.
He said: “I want to thank the Almighty God for a successful 39th Annual General Meeting of ANNI and successful conduct of the elections that made me emerged winner and duly elected President of ANNI.
“I pray God will help me and also give the direction as the way I should lead this noble and great organization. Well, we can’t do it alone but would need the support of past leaders to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers.
“We will work collaboratively with other former presidents to fulfil the dream of the founding fathers towards a better society.”
ANNI has been the foremost national think tank in the country huge and deep well and wealth of experience of serving and retired public and private officials in various sectors of the economy in policy formulation and professional advice based on national issues in line with nation-building.