June 25, 2024

Tinubu National Think Tank Set To Celebrate His One Year in Office May 30

Tinubu National Think Tank Set To Celebrate His One Year in Office May 30

… Plans To Immortalise Late Prof Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi With Posthumous Award

The Tinubu National Think Tank (TNT) has concluded arrangements to celebrate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s one year in office.

Recall that President Tinubu was sworn-in on May 29, 2023.

According to the National Coordinator of the organization, Ambassador Adewale Adeogun, the event is slated to hold on May 30, 2024 at Barcelona Hotel, Abuja.

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, is the Father of the Day, special guest of honour at the event will be the President of the Senate, Senator Godswilll Akpabio, while the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, is the Chief host of the event.

Guest of honour will be the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, Queen Halimat, Adenike Tejuoso, is also expected at the event, while Ambassador Adewale Adeogun will deliver the keynote address.

The occasion will be chaired by the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.

In the same vein, TNT will be honouring the late Professor Abdulahi Muhammad Shinkafi with a posthumous award to immortalise him.

Professor Shinkafi died on June 24, 2023, at 56.

Professor Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi was born on February 1, 1967 in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. He attended Town Primary School Shinkafi from 1972 to 1978, Government Secondary School, Kaura Namoda from 1978 to 1981, Government Science Secondary School, Birnin Kebbi from 1981 to 1983, and the University of Sokoto from 1983 to 1988.

He attended Educational Resource Centre, Minna, from 1989 to 1990, the University of Ibadan from 1991 to 1992 and Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto from 1995 to 1999.

Professor Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi is a graduate of General Agriculture, a holder of Masters and Ph. D Degrees in Forest Resources Management.

He was also a holder of Entrepreneurship Development Certificate and Diploma in Arabic Language.

As a Muslim from a humble background, Shinkafi started Qur’anic education at the age of 5 in 1972. He learned Jurisprudence and other Islamic Sciences and memorised the whole Holy Qur’an in 1992.

He started his working career as a Corps Member with the Directorate of Food and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI), Katsina from 1988 to 1989.

He later joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Katsina as Agric. Officer from 1989 to 1990, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sokoto as Produce Officer from 1990 to 1991, Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto as Asst. Lecturer, Lecturer II, Lecturer I, and Senior Lecturer from 1990 to 2000 and he became a Professor of Forestry in 2009.


Late Prof Abdullahi Muhammad Shinkafi

Furthermore, Professor Shinkafi served as Honourable Commissioner for Environment (1999–2000), Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Education (2000–2003), Managing Director, Zamfara State Transport Authority (2003–2011), Honourable Commissioner for Religious Affairs (2011–2015), Special Adviser to the Governor (2015) and appointed Secretary to the State Government (SSG) between 2015-2019, all in Zamfara State.

He was a member of many international, national and local professional associations that included the World Forestry Congress, All African Soil Science Society, Forestry Association of Nigeria to mention just a few.

Similarly, the Professor served in over 100 International, National, State and University based Committees. He published three books and more than 100 articles in Forestry, Natural Sciences, General Knowledge and Islam and also delivered more than 100 lectures in conferences and workshops in the same areas.

He served as an Aristotle and Presenter of many Radio and Television Programmes including ‘‘Know your Environment’’, ‘‘Pastoralists’ Half Hour’’, ‘‘Islam, the Way of Life’’ ‘‘The Message of Islam’’ e.t.c. in Sokoto and Zamfara States.

He served as Patron, Adviser and Counsellor to many NGOs and CBOs in Nigeria.

He travelled to many countries of the world in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.


He left behind two wives;
Prof. Bilkisu A. Shinkafi, Professor of Fisheries Biology and a former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Gusau. She.is currently with the Department of Zoology, University of Abuja.

Prof. Sa’adatu A. Shinkafi, a Professor of Microbiology and Head of Microbiology, Federal University, Gusau. She is currently with the Department of Microbiology, Baze University, Abuja.

He was blessed with 10 children (6 males and 4 females), encompassing 6 graduates in B. Sc. Political Science and Conflict Resolution, B. Sc. Pharmacy, B. Sc. Software Engineering, LLB Law, A Lieutenant (B. Sc. Economics) and B. Sc. Accounting. Two undergraduates in B. Sc. Computer Science and LLB. Law and 2 Secondary School Students.

His last two assignments were serving as the Secretary of the Directorate for Sustainable Development of Nigeria. He served in the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign Council at the National Level as well as Secretary General of APC, Zamfara State Gubernatorial Campaign Council in the 2023 general elections. He would have been named as one of a Ministerial Nominees in the present administration as he was rumoured as a potential minister.

He departed this world suddenly just a month after the election on June 24, 2023.

According to Amb Dr Adewale Adeogun who is the National Coordinator, Tinubu National Think Tank (TNT) is Non Governmental Organisation that is propagating the ideals, programmes, projects and progress of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration.

He is inviting Friends of the President and other relevant Stakeholders to support this Program to encourage President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR to do more.

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