Senator Moallayidi: Breaking the fallow ground

In the different spheres of life there exist quintessential Nigerians who have silently achieved fame and glory without making noise about such feat; rather preferring to remain silent while still creating waves and continuing to bestride the landscape with ingenuity that breaks new grounds.

Senator Ahmad Abubakar MoAllayidi is one of such great Nigerians, who represented Adamawa southern Senatorial District in the Senate from 2015-2019. A fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a Certified Public Private Partnership Professional (IP3,Washington DC) MoAllayidi also holds a Facility Management Professional (FMP) of (IFMA,USA). Moallayidi is a 1980 Bachelor of Science Degree holder in Quantity Surveying and a Masters Degree in Construction Management.

The amiable gentleman in 2010, pioneered the design and institutionalization of a facility management course in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU). He single handedly served as the sole lecturer for it (post graduate studies in Facility Management ABU). His pioneering efforts were the basis for having facility management courses in Nigerian universities.

The non-serving senator, an accomplished professional in managing facilities, resources and humanity, is leading the private company called Integrated Facility Management Services Ltd, among other endeavours, that handle some of the most complex facility management services in Nigeria. These facilities include; Management and improvement of the Abuja International Conference Center (ICC) Management of Eagles Square Abuja, Kaduna International Trade & Investment Centre, Kaduna (1997-2010). Murtala Mohammed Square Kaduna,and Nigerian Export and Import Bank, Abuja. He also managed the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) Headquarters & Residential Quarters in Abuja, Presidential Complexes in Lagos (Dodan Barracks and State House, (Marina) and Nigerian Army Strategic Bulk Storage Facility in Enugu.

The also undertook rehabilitation and start-up operations of Health and Medical Industries Jos, a company specializes in the manufacture of cotton wool, bandages and gauge.

Senator Moallayidi was the pioneer President of International Facility Management Association in Nigeria (Abuja City-based Chapter) IFMA and is a Fellow Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants (NIMC) and a Fellow Association of Facility Management Practitioners of Nigeria (AFMPN).

He participated in the Technical Committee on Commercialization and Privatization, T.C.P.C., that commercialized government companies for improved performance.

This is the highly revered personality that is leading the management of the Abuja International Conference Center as the Managing Director of integrated Facility Management Services Ltd for which he has set an unprecedented record of upgrading the ICC to global standard in the management and improvement contract after the noticeable failure over the years before the coming of IFMSL.

The political journey of this personality of unique humble character, Senator MoAllahyidi is a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Legacy Party. He contested and won the senatorial election and represented Adamawa South Senatorial District and sworn-in in 2015. MoAllayidi while in the Senate, distinguished himself as a vocal Senator in the red chambers and served as Vice Chairman/Member of various standing and Ad-hoc committees.

Some of the committees he served were; Vice Chairman Committee on Oil & Gas, Vice Chairman Culture and Tourism, Member Banking and Other Financial Institutions, Member Education (Basic & Secondary), Member Legislative Compliance and Member Federal Character and Inter Governmental affairs.

Others were Member Committee on Bureaus of Public Procurement (BPP), Member ECOWAS Parliament and also held strategic positions where he played critical leadership roles for the APC such as: 2015 Senatorial Candidate (APC), Adamawa Southern Zone, 2014 Secretary APC Reconciliation Committee North Eastern Zone, 2014 Member of APC Congress Committee, Yobe State
(2014).

MoAllayidi joined APC after the merger of CPC, ACN and ANPP (Legacy party) in 2011. In 2007 he was the Director of Logistics of ANPP Presidential Campaign. While in 2003 the Man MoAllayidi was the Director of Logistics ANPP Presidential Campaign.

His political might grew mightier for having a stronger voice for a common man. In June (2022) the senator convened the setting up of Arewa New Agenda (ANA) a pan Northern socio-political organization with the aim and objectives as follows:

Setting an agenda for the continuing relevance of the North in Nigerian Governance. It is to harmonize and project Northern positions on critical national issues. And to protect Northern interest in the Nigerian political discourse and evolution.

ANA is an umbrella organization comprising over 126 network affiliate groups across the 19 Northern states and FCT which Moallayidi became its extended leader as its patron of Fulbe United for Peace and Development. It’s
the association of over 33,360 Ardos (the Fulbe umbrella group) leaders across Nigeria.

The distinguished senator was honoured with the respected commander of Nigerian Students (CNS) by National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS

Dr. Salisu Mohammed Lawal
writes from Zangon Kataf, Kaduna state
via [email protected]