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Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Northurmate: 11:53am On Mar 21
Like any other Fulani boy, Adamu Dauda Garba started his early life of cattle rearing in his village, Tep. He started leading herds of his father when he was just six years old.

Adamu, told Daily Trust that when he was 9 years, his father enrolled him into a primary school at Nbamnga, some few kilometres away from his village.

Unlike other Fulani, for the pastoralists in the Mambilla plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, education is a must.

The Fulani in the Mambilla plateau combined cattle rearing and going to school as a serious business.

The young Adamu would join other children in the village and trek to school in faraway Nbamnga to attend classes every morning, and back at home after school hours, he would lead the cows till late evening.

He told Daily Trust that after school hours, he would lead the herds for pasturing and that had been a daily duty as required by the tradition among the Fulani.

Born on October 10, 1985, Adamu said after completion of his primary school in 1998, he proceeded to Government Day Secondary School, Gembu, the headquarters of Sardauna Local Government Area, in 1999, and completed his secondary education in 2005.

“Even after my secondary school, l was leading the herds of cattle of my father and l enjoyed doing that because it is culture and at the same a venture that sustains the family economically,” he said.

After his secondary school and his success at WAEC examination, according to him, he gained admission into Taraba State College of Education, Jalingo, and obtained National Certificate of Education (NCE) in 2009.

“After my studies at college of education, l was told that Federal University, Wukari, was recruiting security guards and l decided to apply and luckily l was employed as a security guard in the university,” he said.

He said he was employed as security guard in 2012 and worked for four years as a guard in the university before gaining admission to read sociology in the same university.

Adamu further stated that the former Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abubakar Musa Kundiri, introduced a system which encouraged non-graduates working in the institution who had required entry qualification for degree to apply.

He was inspired by the encouragement given to them by the former vice chancellor and applied for B.sc sociology and got admission in 2016 and graduated in 2019 with good results.

Adamu told Daily Trust that he was employed as graduate assistant in the university soon after his graduation and he is working hard to obtain more academic qualifications.

“My ambition is to become a professor and by the grace God, l will realise my dream,” he said.

On how he is feeling by attaining this height considering his background in cattle rearing, and now a university lecturer, Adamu said, “Nothing is impossible with the help of the Almighty Allah.”

He said education is a must for the Fulani of Mambilla plateau and everyone  is working hard to see their children and wards acquire high level of western education as well as Islamic education.

“We have professors, lawyers, medical doctors, engineers and other professionals all among the Fulani of Mambilla plateau,” he said.

He said when he was a security guard, he was never ashamed of being a guard but inside him, there was an ambition he wanted to achieve.

“I remain grateful to all those that encouraged me to work and become what lam today and will never forget the encouragement of the former vice chancellor and the university for my first appointment as security guard and for allowing me to enroll for a degree course while l was working,” he said.


He said working as a graduate assistant now, he is putting in his best to justify the confidence and encouragement given to him by the institution.

Adamu also said he has now got sponsorship from the university to go to Malaysia and read for a Master’s Degree in sociology.

According to him, the opportunity given to him was very rare for being one of the very few security guards to move to lecturing.

“I think we are only two from security unit to get that opportunity; the first one was a Master’s degree holder who was employed as security guard and is now lecturing and in my own case, I joined the service with NCE and later obtained a sociology degree,” he said.

“Moving with cattle from one place to another is now old fashioned due to so many reasons, so l advise the Fulani to embrace Western Education because with education, you can do livestock business better and safer,” he said.

He said he has his herds of cattle in his village and maintaining them in Simi ranch.

CREDIT: https://dailytrust.com/adamu-dauda-from-rearing-cattle-to-a-university-lecturer

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by southniyikaye(m): 12:42pm On Mar 21
Now just look at that!!!
I see two very important lessons here..
YOU BECOME WHAT YOU WISH TO BE, IT MIGHT TAKE TIME BUT IT WILL SURELY BE..
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR FAILURE, YOU ONLY FAIL BECAUSE YOU CHOOSE TO FAIL..
FROM HERDER TO SECURITY TO A DEGREE HOLDER TO A LECTURER...
Now he got a scholarship to up his degree..

If you can dream it, you can conceive and achieve it.

I once said the north needs serious enlightening and serious education..
The children of the rich northerners are not herdsmen neither are they kidnappers..
The northern elites train their children even to international but brainwash the poor into becoming ALMAJIRIs and almost all the problem facing the country now...
Restructuring should start from the north.

Congrats adamu, I will really love to see his recent pictures

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by clockwisereport: 1:38pm On Mar 21
Congrats Adamu
more wins

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by LordIsaac(m): 5:17pm On Mar 21
Congrats dear... A rarity indeed!

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by JohnCenaBiden: 7:11pm On Mar 21
What a transformation
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by victorazy(m): 7:12pm On Mar 21
Is like cow is now Nigerian most only asset.

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by crossfm: 7:12pm On Mar 21
Na so.

He is an inspiration to a lot of his tribes men.

The narratives that they can only be herdsmen is a tool by the elites to keep them subdued for live.

Education will go a long way in pulling the scales off their eyes.

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by inoki247: 7:12pm On Mar 21
some people are transforming from Cryptocurrency to Cowtocurrency..
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by tamdun: 7:12pm On Mar 21
Nnpc/cbn is waiting with employment letter, he should drop d lecturing job asap

I swear we suppose flog obasanjo/Jonathan with koboko

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Enudapan: 7:13pm On Mar 21
Nah eh! No qualms
This is so sophisticated

Assuming he wasn't a Fulani
He won't have gotten the job so easy

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by OyoRussia: 7:14pm On Mar 21
I love these types of stories

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Akpuobi1: 7:14pm On Mar 21
Quota system Lecturer cool cool

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by nick50(m): 7:14pm On Mar 21
Only possible if u are a Fulani man/cow
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by ITGuy56: 7:15pm On Mar 21
Not all Aboki are dumb sha

Jubril have set the bar soooo fuc.kin low
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:15pm On Mar 21
With God ALL things are possible.

Do not despise the days of little beginning.

He will be a Role Model to many people in his shoes today.
AL the very best for the future Lecturer Adamu Dauda Garba.

Jekanmo.......

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:15pm On Mar 21
ITGuy56:
Not all Aboki are dumb sha
nick50:
Only possible if u are a Fulani man/cow

Sane Nairalanders, give it up to the two contestants for The DUMBEST comment of The Year 2021!!
Who is the award going to?

Contestant 1

OR

Contestant 2 ?


Meanwhile
Make una begin slap unaself as people vote......
3, 2, 1......Gooooooo

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by thebosstrevor1: 7:16pm On Mar 21
He is a lecturer and a cattle rearer

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by NairalandDoctor(m): 7:16pm On Mar 21
Wow that's what most people don't see, come to ABU and see wonders. Fulta Jalon
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by osusuallstars: 7:17pm On Mar 21
Why is it that we igbos and other southeners do not get scholarship for abroad from our govt or fed university
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Patrioticman007(m): 7:18pm On Mar 21
[quote author=ITGuy56 post=100084716]Not all Aboki are dumb sha

Jubril have set the bar soooo fuc.kin low[/quote)

Just like not all nyamuri are thieves.
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Jupiter7: 7:18pm On Mar 21
OK oo
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by blinking001(m): 7:19pm On Mar 21
This is good....there is nothing we can't achieve if we set our minds into it.
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by SoftP(m): 7:19pm On Mar 21
Niggas be like;
They are infiltrating the academic world

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by illicit(m): 7:20pm On Mar 21
Getting educated is free in the North....
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by MightySparrow: 7:20pm On Mar 21
Good course, very suitable to go back home and teach his family - fulanis - with his acquired knowledge that open grazing is outdated and to stop killings.
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by OluwaseunObama: 7:21pm On Mar 21
Education is the best legacy

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Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Xscape047: 7:21pm On Mar 21
Hustle
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by HacheNoire: 7:21pm On Mar 21
osusuallstars:
Why is it that we igbos and other southeners do not get scholarship for abroad from our govt or fed university

Thats a lie!

Big lie!
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Duplexxx: 7:23pm On Mar 21
Good for you
Re: Adamu Dauda, From Rearing Cattle To A University Lecturer by Tannhauser(m): 7:25pm On Mar 21
Fantastic! I pray he becomes a motivation to others that more can be achieved with education...even cattle herding.
I am from the South South but some of my closest friends are Hausa/Fulani and we love each other die! grin
Congrats bro! Wishing you more amazing achievements!

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