By Habibu Nuhu Kila
Many have sought to know why the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar is being called Baba Mai Calculator by the citizens of the state.
The phraseology is roughly translated to mean the man who uses the calculator always.
It may not be easy to explain the genesis of the name to someone who does not know the governor at close range, except, of course, for those who knew him before he became governor.
Badaru has been an international businessman long before he joined politics. In fact, his business acumen and successes were the propelling factors that friends saw in him that made them encourage him to become a partisan politician.
Their thinking was that he could bring into governance of Jigawa State the same careful and meticulous financial discipline that he used to build and sustain his business empire.
So far, the governor has not disappointed those who vouched for him. Since he became governor, Jigawa State has moved from…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper