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"I am genuinely honoured by these calls to serve my country."
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, May 27, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Leaders, quite rightly, are the heroes of the corporate epic. They motivate us to go places that we would never otherwise go. They are needed both to change organizations and to produce results. In any business climate, good leadership is perhaps the most important competitive advantage a company can have. It's hardly surprising, therefore, that management scholars focus relentlessly on the attributes of successful leadership.
To amplify the need for meaningful and impactful leadership at all levels of government, the May / June 2022 issue of the business and Luxury publication, Pleasures Magazine: spotlights the philanthropist, the entrepreneur, the politician and the man who takes the crown as an undeniable force to be reckoned with in Africa's digital economy, Dr. Ibrahim Bello Dauda.
Dr. Dauda, a young charismatic and progressive thinking business leader has top-level experience in business process management, strategy and policy consultancy with a doctorate degree in Business Management. A great team player, Dauda's cutting-edge vision has powered his company, PVG consults, a top-tier management consulting firm into a world leading consultancy firm. And the young executive is getting ready to take the organization to the next level.
In his exclusive interview with Pleasures Magazine, Dauda tells his amazing journey from the street of Borno state in the North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, doing menial jobs to building one of the most renowned management consulting firms in Africa.
From mechanic, carpentry and working in a slaughterhouse to entrepreneur, Dauda who is also the President of the Platinum Vault Group has had an illustrious journey that could inspire any young African. Aspiring to become the next president of Africa's most populous country, Nigeria.
SOLVING PROBLEMS MAY BE PAR for the course for mathematicians, but Ibrahim Dauda may be about to get his sternest examination yet. With his aspiration to get the ticket of the country's ruling APC party. "Look, there is a lot of work that needs to be done in Nigeria,'' Dauda says in the interview.
"My reason for opting to contest for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is born out of my passion for real change and when I say change, I mean change because where we are coming from, we have been operating on a particular type of change. But globally today what is involved is a disruptive approach. "That is where you have fields of study like disruptive management, change management, and other new fields because of the dynamics globally, which affected the traditional way of management. So, having been in politics for 27 years," he says.
"I started from the ward level, local government level, and state level to the national. I have played politics from the lowest level which is the ward level and I rose to the national level in my lifetime. I have been part of five presidential elections at strategic and operational levels. That is a rare privilege. I also pioneered the digital election coalition processes in Nigeria. There are many things I have done politically that have not been brought to bear publicly. So, alongside, my practice. I have been involved in relating with government agencies and establishments and most of the time I offer pro bono services to the government as part of my contribution to my country and so I offer free consultancy to the system. "So, amid my private life practice in politics, I have come to understand the basic problem with this country.
So, I feel I have what it takes to govern the country from where I'm coming from notwithstanding my age. That I'm not a former minister, Governor. I choose Private Practice and private life, but I have been deeply involved in governance over the past 15 years. So I know quite a lot. So with all this, I believe I have a lot to offer. And that is why I chose to run for President."
He said: ''Their calls may have been motivated by the fact that in my modest way, I have always intervened with my resources and mentorship to contribute my quota towards youth empowerment and development in my corner of the world.
"I am genuinely honoured by these calls to serve my country. In deference to these persistent calls, today, I humbly step forward and hereby accept the invitation extended to me by well-meaning Nigerians to contest the position of President of our beloved country under the All Progressives Congress (APC)."
Speaking on his kind of leadership which he tagged digital leadership, he said, "Nigeria will continue to depreciate and degenerate on the global progress chart if she keeps on procrastinating on automation and digitalisation of processes within the bureaucracy and services sector. The entire world has advanced into the digital epoch, we will, therefore, be proactive in positioning Nigeria on the path of becoming a digital leader among the committee of Nations.
On insecurity, Dauda, a Kanuri from Borno State but born in Jos where he spent his childhood, said: "Jos and Borno State are today hotbeds of insecurity. Anyone will testify that the Jos we know today is not the Jos of the 1980s. How did the City of Tin become a dangerous place to reside? "Why should Borno State be the theatre of terrorism? Why should citizens of Zamfara not sleep with both eyes closed out of fear for their lives? Why should Nigerians live in constant terror on the roads, farms, and homes? Why does the South-East vibrate with gunshots in broad daylight from unknown gunmen and bandits? Why should ritual killers and kidnappers become common features on our highways and forests?
Beyond his corporate and entrepreneurial journey, Dauda has been true to his desire to give back to the community.
He founded the Almajirai Empowerment Foundation (AEF), where he spearheaded the advancement and empowerment of the Almajiri Child and less privileged children in the society. He believes that there are key elements that worsen the plight of the Almajirai child which include the neglect by the government, the local government, and the state government.
"AEF is about advocacy, providing support counseling, and other things to support the Almajiri child, the girl child, and generally children that need support. He also urged all Nigerians to be patriotic to their country. "Because one of the basic components of our problems as a nation is lack of patriotism and love for our country and love for one another. So, I will urge our brothers and sisters first to be patriotic and second to love ourselves because we are one," he added.
Dr. Ibrahim Bello Dauda in Brief
Dr. Ibrahim Bello Dauda is an accomplished accountant and administrator. He is a seasoned professional, a versatile strategist, a policy analyst, and a project and risk manager. He is a highly motivated and passionate professional and has conceived several ideas and made some of them worthwhile projects that have affected the lives of people.
Dr. Ibrahim Bello Dauda is the current Director-General Sahelian Centre for Leadership and Development and a national chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the national coordinator of the president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari Media Support Organisations. He specializes in human relationships and governance stability. He was born in Borno State, a native of Ziriya language. He holds a doctorate in Business Management. Before joining the Buhari Support Organisation he was an accountant and an administrator. He specializes in public and corporate administration. He was awarded a leadership award from African Advancement Forum in global Summit. Although born into royalty, he lost his father when he was seven years old. He has been Chief Executive Officer of companies and Chairman of Boards.
Visit www.ibdauda.com / www.saheliancentre.org
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