When it comes to service to the fatherland, age is immaterial; some people are gifted with a Midas touch as to anywhere they find themselves in position of leadership, they excel.
They are easily noticed by their humane nature and touching lives irrespective of tribe or religious leanings.
On the terrain of Abuja politics is one budding but youthful gentleman, by whatever yardstick anyone may use, he is indeed a gentleman to the core.
He is Shekwolo Audi, a young, unassuming, promising leader. He is the immediate-past Board Chairman of FCT Area Council Service Commission, Area 3, Garki.
He is a goal-getter politician that believes any position you find yourself, put in the best so that posterity would be kind when history is being recalled.
Less than six months he held sway at the commission, he left a landmark achievement that staff are still talking about months thereafter.
Most of the staff, especially those he helped in solving one problem or the other, are praying for his come back to the commission or to greater service.
The 40-year-old Audi Shekwolo is noted for his commitment to hard work, loyalty to duty in ensuring that targets are met or even surpassed; a workaholic.
He is a young man in a hurry but resolute to write his own history. He bowed to the overpowering zeal to serve humanity. His strength of character and no-nonsense reputation for getting results has made this passionate political cion from Ushafa, Bwari Area Council, BAC, of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to prove that success is no respecter of age but favours hard work, tenacity and purpose.
Audi Shekwolo has shown that leaders are born and not made. Today, he is shaking hands with destiny with him leaving a remarkable landmark at the commission that he supervised for only less than six months. He has slowly but steadily climbed the ladder of success leaving a trail of remarkable achievements on his trail.
There is no staff of the commission that has no good report about his tenure as he virtually touched every staff with his humane relationship.
Success is not accidental, neither is it served a la carte; you have to go for it! Whether you are a man or a woman, young or old, the only thing that separates leaders from others, winners from losers, is their dedication and perseverance in bringing true change into anything they do.
Within a short span in office, Audi Shekwolo, who was the 2022 All Progressives Congress, APC, chairmanship candidate for Bwari Area Council, organised numerous impactful workshops for staff from the six Area Councils of the FCT.
The results are there, as there is improved service delivery among the staff of the various Area Councils in the FCT.
He represents a new age of politicians who are deploying their technocratic expertise in creating innovative policies and taking the responsibility for effecting change in the society. He is a team player, hence he motivates and encourages the people that passed through his leadership tutelage. He wants success in everything he does.
The coordinator of Tinubu/Shettima 2023 presidential election monitoring, sensitisation and awareness committee is a workaholic, hence it is not too difficult for him to find a level playing ground for all to be involved in helping him to succeed as a grassroots leader.
It appears that even in his stride Audi Shekwolo has already commenced efforts to stamp his feet in history as a man who utilises his office to make a profound difference in the lives of the people.
His workaholic nature and proficiency in accomplishing little tasks has earned him numerous privileges of serving in other political offices with maximum repute to his resume. These include as supervisory councilor (environmental sanitation BAC) 2016; member state steering committee Tinubu Support Groups, FCT, 2021 and member, finance and fund-rising committee Tinubu/ Shettima Grassroots Campaign.
Audi Shekwolo most recent public service is board chairman FCT Area Council Service Commission.
Indeed, Audi Shekwolo is a young, promising leader in-waiting for transformation of the Renewed Hope agenda of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration. History beckons.
Abdul, a media consultant, writes via [email protected]