BILLIRI WEST
CONSTITUENCY 

Hon. Barnabas L. Dickson

MY POLITICAL AGENDA

 

IN CONTESTING FOR THE

 

“GOMBE STATE HOUSE OF

ASSEMBLY, ELECTIONS:

 

BILLIRI WEST

 

CONSTITUENCY 2015

 

PARTY:

ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS, [A.P.C.]

By

COMRADE B. LADAN DICKAU [Dickson] Jr.

ON

 

REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

THE CORE VALUE OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY

To understand democracy is to have a clear picture of what representation is all about; and in so doing we must consider and know in full track records of a person destined to change the lots of the electorates.

Therefore, in representative democracies, citizens entrust their mandates with credible candidates to advance their interests and cause at whatever level of governance. A case study is the United States; where citizens elect people to the House of Representatives and the Senate, which together comprise the nation’s bicameral legislature.

When you consider, for example the Senate, citizens in each state elect three senators; and for the House, a certain number of representatives are elected based on the population of the state.

From every senatorial district, members of the Senate meets and takes decision in consonance with government policy, while in the House of Representatives (which I’m actually aspiring for), members meet in their chambers to discuss legislation. This is in no way different from the Senate, but as a matter of hierarchy, in the political world and policy control system. One thing that stands very clear is the act of protecting the interest of one’s constituency – in this case, the House of Representations. I believe my good people of Billiri west constituency will have a very compelling reason to identify with the aspirations and manifestoes of a progressive in my mould. As I embark on this journey into the political arena to fight and defend the rights of my constituency.

 


 

WHO IS THIS MAN?

WHAT ARE HIS PHILOSOPIES?

AND WHERE, IS HE TAKING BIILIRI WEST TO?

THE DRIVING FORCE AND SUBSTANCE IN:

COMRADE B. LADAN DICKSON

MY MISSION:

“Mainly, to facilitate development, progress and instill exemplary leadership in my constituency and beyond, as well as generate ideas and innovations and programmes for individual and corporate development, in terms of idea application, skills, initiatives and foresight towards fulfillment of set goals. Also to improve the quality of service with a purposeful determination to further the academic goals and career advancement my constituents”.

MY BIO-DATA

My names are Dickson-Barnabas Ladan Dickau Passi; I hail from Tal, Billiri Local Government Area of Gombe State, Nigeria. I was born on the 9th of June 1979. Though from a humble background, but was brought up under a disciplined parent. My father, Malam Ladan-Haruna Dickau Passi was one of the education pioneers in the then Tangale/Waja District, who has planted many Primary schools in our locality. He was Nick named: “Baba Mai Bulala”the Man with the wipe! Education and value for humanity was and still is the only inheritance I cherish from my father. Upon his retirement from the four corners of the class he got involved in politics and loved it. Later has his political career continued to grow stronger, and because of his desire and passion for justice, human right, and equality, he was selected as the then Party Chairman under Social Democratic Party [SDP]. As a young child, I became his young comrade, though I was the only unpaid PA he had, (mind you I really enjoyed it then). Little did I know that the true seed and passion for politics was instilled inside me, though I wanted run away from it, but no matter how hard I tried to shun politics time proved me wrong! Now I know better. Below are the summary of my life endeavors:

AN APPRAISAL OF MY CURRICULUM VITAE

1.    INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

·        WISDOM UNIVERSITY, GOMBE.                                                       2014-

·        COMPASSION/WISDOM LEADERSHIP MENTORING.                     2013

·        INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION, LAGOS.               2013 -2014

·        BETHEL CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, GOMBE.                                      2011 -2014

·        INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE MIANGO, JOS.  2010

·        THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI.                                            2004-2006

·        FRENCH INSTITUTE, GOMBE.                                                           2008-2013

·        THE ANGELS INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, JOS.                                2008

·        FRENCH VILLAGE NIGERIA BADAGRI, LAGOS.                                2006

·        SCHOOL OF LIFE, BAUCHI.                                                                2006

·        THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI.                                            2000-2002

·        UNESCO [NORTH-EAST ZONE PROJECT], FED. POLY, BAUCHI.      2003

·        UNESCO [NORTH-EAST ZONE PROJECT], FED. POLY, BAUCHI.      2005

·        GSSS, KALTUNGO.                                                                             2000

·        GSSS, BILLIRI.                                                                                     1996-1999

·        JUNIOR SEC. SCHOOL TAL, BILLIRI.                                                   1992-1996

·        L.G.E.A. PRIMARY SCHOOL, TAL.                                                      1986-1992    

2.    QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

·        Msc. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; (IN VIEW).                  NIL

·        Bsc. PSYCHOLOGY.                                                                            2014

·        CERT. IN INT’L MINISTRY (GOSPEL).                                     2010

·        DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY.                                        2006

·        CERTIFICATE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM.                            2005

·        CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER STUDIES.                                             2003

·        CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARES.  2004

·        INTER. CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING – ELECT. /ELECT.                2002

·        SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.                                                         1999

·        JUNIOR SCHOOL TESTIMONIAL.                                                       1996

·        PRIMARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.                                                      1992  

3.    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

·        UNESCO – NIGERIA TVE PROJECT.                                                   2005

·        MEMBER BAUCHI STATE COMMITTEE FGBMFI.                            2006

·        MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL, (MCP).                             2006

·        MS CERTIFIED DESKTOP SUPPORT TECHNICIAN (MCDST).           2007

·        LINUX PROF. CERT. (TATHYA DOT COMM. PVT LTD, INDIA).        2007

·        SCHOOL OF LIFE, ETERNITY MINSTRIES, BAUCHI                           2003

·        LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES (DLS).                            2009

·        INT’L BIBLE TRAINING CENTRE (IBTC), AYOGBO LAGOS                2002

·        MORRIS CERULLO SCHOOL OF MINISTRY; (TH. VIDEO)                 2014

·        NETWORK INSTRUCTOR, GOLDPHIL, COMPUTERS.                       2008

·        PREMIÉRE COMMUNICATION DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE.          2009

·        LEADERSHIP MENTORING SERIES (DLI, GOMBE).                           2010

·        COMMUNICATION SKILS IN ORGANISATION SYSTEM.                 2011

4.    WORK EXPERIENCE:

·        LECTURER; WISDOM SEMINARY UNIVERSITY, GOMBE.                2014-DATE

·        LECTURER; El-SHADAI EMBASSY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE.           2014-DATE

·        PRINCIPAL; D.I.F.A.W. HOLIDAY SCHOOL, GOMBE.                       2014-DATE

·        CORDINATOR; DICKSON’ LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, GOMBE.         2013-DATE

·        FRENCH TEACHER; ALHERI MODEL SCHOOL, GOMBE.                 2011-DATE

·        COMPUTER TEACHER; THE ANGELS INT’L COLLEGE.                     2007-2009

·        MD; SHEKINAH DIGITAL E-WORLD, PC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE, (ASSEMBLY, INST.S, MAINTENANCE&SERVICES) TECH.                           2002-2007

·        CEO; SHEKINAH DIGITAL E-WORLD, BAUCHI.                                2005-DATE

·        S.O I; THE LORD’S DOING VENTURES, ATBU, BAUCHI.                  2001-2001

·        S.O I; DAY SPRING COMPUTERS, ALAO INV’T, BAUCHI.                2000

5.    POSITIONS HELD WITH DATES

·        SENIOR LECTURER I, W.I.S.U.                                                          2014-DATE

·        PRESIDENT; SHINING LIGHT MINSTRIES.                                        LIFE

·        CORDINATOR; DICKSON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (DLI, GOMBE)LIFE

·        DIRECTOR; S.H.I.L.I.M, GOMBE.                                                     LIFE

·        DIRECTOR; FRENCH INSTITUTE GOMBE.                                         2009-DATE

·        PRINCIPAL; DIFAW HOLIDAY SCHOOL, GOMBE.                            2014-DATE

·        CHAIRMAN; GWALLAMEJI FARMERS ASSOCIATION.                    2007-DATE

·        GENERAL SECRETARY; FGBMFI, FED. POLY. BAUCHI CHAPTER.   2007-2008

·        BOARD MEMBER; FGBMFI, BAUCHI STATE.                                   2006-DATE

·        M.D: SHEKINAH DIGITAL E-WORLD, BAUCHI.                                2006-2008

·        CEO; SHINAH DIGITAL E-WORLD, GOMBE.                         2008-DATE

·        PRAYER DIRECTOR: FGBMFI, FED. POLY CHAPTER.                        2005-2006

·        PRAYER DIRECTOR; KUMUYI OUTREACH, GOMBE CHAPTER.      2011

·        GENERAL SECRETARY: FCS, G.S.S.S BILLIRI.                         1998-1999

·        CHOIR SECRETARY: FCS, GSSS BILLIRI.                                             1998-1999

·        TREASURER: MATHEMATICAL ASSO. OF NIGERIA GSSS BILLIRI.1997-1998

·        SALES MANAGER: CHEMICAL LAB. PRODUCTS, GSSS BILLIRI LAB.1997-1998

6.    ORDINATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

·        MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL.                                                              2006

·        GOSPEL EVANGELIST.                                                                       2006

·        PASTOR                                                                                              2009

·        PRESIDENT/VISIONER                                                                       2009

·        CHRISTIAN LEADER                                                                            2010

7.     OTHER SKILLS AND TALENTS:

·        Motivational/Conference speaking.

·        Bible Expository and Systematic analysis.

·        Expositor; Bibliopoly and Biblionalysis.

·        Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System

·        Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP

Operating System

·        PC Hardware and Software & Network Operating Systems(Assembly, Installations, Maintenance and Services, Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 etc.)

·        Desktop Support on LINUX.

·        Electrical Maintenance and Installations.

·        Graphic Design and Video Editing.

·        Videographer and Studio Works.

·        Picture Stimulation and Animations.

·        Voices\Cartoons formation systems.

·        Repairs and Troubleshooting of Digital Electronics.

·        Counseling and Motivational Speaker.

·        Technical Support System [TSS].

·        Counseling Consultant {MSCC}.

·        Marriage Counseling and Conflict Resolution (MCCR).

8.     MY PUBLICATIONS

·        WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?                                                            2014

·        INHUMAN HUMANITY.                                                                    2014

·        SCHIZOPHRENIC CHRISTIANITY (CHRISTIZOPHRENIUM).  2014

·        THE BASICS AND CONCEPT OF LEADERSHIP.                                  2014

·        THE TIMES AND TEARS OF ETERNITY.                                             2014

·        THE GIRDLES AND THE BRIDLES.                                                      2014

·        THE BLACKNESS OF DARKNESS.                                                       2014

·        DISCONTENDMENT OF THE DISCONNECT.                         2013

·        HE WALKED AND TALKED.                                                                2013

·        ALTITUDE WITHOUT ATTITUDE.                                                       2013

·        POSSIBLE IMPOSSIBILITIES.                                                              2013

·        CALLED TO LEAD.                                                                               2013

·        GUIDES TO SYSTEM NETWORKING.                                                2007              

·        DATA COMM. AND COMPUTER NETWORKING [a project].         2006

·        MAITENANCE SCHEMES.                                                                  2004

·        HOW HANDLE MISTAKES IN LIFE.                                                    2003

·        INTIMACY WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.                                                  2008

·        COURTHIP WITH DEATH.                                                                  2009

·        MAGGOTS WITH IN THE CHURCH.                                                  2009

·        WHO STOLE MY WIFE?                                                                     2010

·        MYSTERIES OF THE GIANTS.                                                 2010

·        TESTED TO BE TRUSTED.                                                                   2011

·        MYSTERIES OF THE END TIMES, EXPOSED (PUBLISHED).  2012

·        MYSTERIES OF THE DAYS.                                                                 2011

·        IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE SMOKE.                                                  2010

·        THE MYSTERIES OF KIBROTHHATTAAVAH.                                    2014

·        30 OTHERS BOOKS, (WRITTEN BUT YET TO BE PUBLISHED).

9.    TRAINING \SERMINARS ATTENDED WITH DATES

·        The African Leaders; Nelson Mandela, A Case Study.                  2014

·        The Spirit of Leadership, MYLES MUNROE, Lagos Nigeria.           2013

·        21st Century Leader.                                                                         2014

·        World Leadership Convention.                                                        2013

·        Leadership in the 21st Century.                                                      2013

·        Understanding Your Potentials.                                                      2013

·        International Leadership Institute Seminar.                                  2010

·        Ms P. P. Presentation for E-Lectures: Certificate of Attendanc.2006

·        Opportunities In The Oil and Gas Sector, FGBMFI Ibadan.          2006

·        JMA: ABUJA – What Makes A Man, FGBMFI (Zaria).                    2006

·        LEADERSHIP TRAINING SERM. BOKKO.                                           2005

·        JOINT MENS’ ADVANCED: ZARIA, KADUNA STATE, FGBMFI.       2005

·        Christian Life Course: WBS- Certificate of Recognition.               2004

·        The Church Course: WBS – Certificate of Completion.                2003

·        Correspondence Course: WBS Certificate of Recognition.           2002

·        Essay Competition ‘Globalization of Nigerian Stock Exchange’; NSE in

Partnership with Nigerian Breweries Plc.                                       2002

 


 

MY POLITICAL GOALS ARE:

BASICALLY,

BRINGING ABOUT

QUALITY LEADERSHIP

ENSURING TRANSFORMATION

OF MY ENTITY AS WELL AS PAVING

WAY FOR BETTER AND CORPORATE

PRODUCTIVITY IN TERMS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

AND CAPACITY-BUILDING AND ABOVE ALL, RAISING INDIGENES THAT

WILL BECOME VEHICLES

FOR SOCIAL ENGINEERING”


 

MY REASONS AND PURPOSE OF REPRESENTATION

 

POLITICS IN THE POST TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

To appreciate politics, I’d like to give some very clear and basic definitions (at least two) of this misconceived aspect of human life.

POLITICS; today is viewed by many people as a ‘dirty’ game, with evil and, cultist inclinations, wicked men and so on. But in the real sense what really is politic?

“Can  be clearly defined as the activities associated with government: the theory and practice of government and its policy implementations, especially the activities associated with governing people, with obtaining legislative or executive powers to achieve a cause (a worthy cause), or with forming and running communities and societies that are associated with government”.

The second definition:

“this is defined as the interrelationships between the people, groups, or communities in a particular area of common interest as regards life issues; especially in so far as they involve power and influence or conflict management”.

I believe that the wrong concept that people have about politics and politicians cannot change its true meaning and nature.

 


 

WHY I AM RUNNING FOR AN ELECTIVE POSITION

 

It Is

To give true

meaning and

exemplary character

that will truly represent the

mindset of my constituency. A new

perspective to ‘politics’ through honesty,

integrity and optimism in policy implementation

and equal distribution of human opportunity. Bringing leadership transformation!

Giving back to the constituency

for better and

corporate productivity

in terms human

development and

capacity building.

We’ll Raise youths

that will become

viable reformative

tools for social

engineering!”

 


BENEFITS THAT MY CONSTITUENCY WILL DERIVE FROM MY REPRESENTATION

Upon assumption to the office, my focus will be the following:

ü Monitoring government policies and policy implementations for the benefit of my constituency.

ü To strongly amplify the voice of the voiceless and bring them to the reckoning of governments.

ü To defeat ethno-religious crisis and pave way for mutual cohabitation, peace and tolerance within my constituency and beyond.

ü To collaborate with other interest groups towards making my constituency the first among equals in the state.

ü To use my leverages to champion the educational advancement of my constituency.

ü To evolve a sustainable system for adult education in my constituency and beyond; to pursue the establishment of foreign language institutes especially French language considering our geographical and historical affinities to the Franco-phone African countries.

ü To mobilize traditional rulers and entrust them with policy making and implementations for the benefit of the society.

ü To bequeath a sound and enduring legacies that will conform to the dictates of posterity. To be open and receptive to ideas that will better the lives of my people and the entire state.

Finally to count on your mandate in 2015 legislative elections (Billiri West constituency) based on best desires and your inclination for change in 2015.

Yours Truly;

 

Barnabas-Dickson Ladan Dickau Passi Tal

[Comrade  B. L. Dickson]









OFFICIAL DECLARATION OF MY POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS

My names are Barnabas Ladan Dickau (Pastor B. L. Dickson); I am from Tal ward, Billiri Zone B. son of Malam Ladan Dickau Tal; the former SDP chairman, Tal Ward.

In every generation in the political world, there comes a time when change becomes very necessary and inevitable, because one thing that is constant in the whole universe is ‘change’! Therefore, with great joy and tender heartedness, I wish formerly and officially declare my intension to come out and stand for the 2015 general elections. I am vying for the office of: Member, Gombe State House of Assembly; representing BILLIRI WEST CONSTITUENCY.

I believe that my great party (APC) will give me all the necessary support and encouragement that I need to further the cause of this great nation in terms of democratic representations. Wishing our Party, (APC) a great success ahead. We’ll be a great party indeed!

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria, long live Gombe State, and long live APC! Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully

 

Comrade Barnabas L. Dickson

(Gombe State House of Assembly)