Why Dr. Ladan Salihu is a Pearl that should be treasured – Garkuwan Ladan Salihu
When you talk about a media personality that stands out from this part of the world, Dr. Ladan Salihu pearls amidst the everyday! On this article i will highlight some of his achievemnents and why he should be highly revered as a pearl that should be treasured!
Who is Dr. Ladan Salihu?
BRIEF PROFILE OF DR LADAN SALIHU
Ladan Salihu was born in Bauchi on November 20th, 1961.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the Bayero University 🎓 Kano.
He started his broadcasting career as a news assistant at Bauchi Radio 📻 Cooperation (BRC).
He was at various times the chief press secretary to the Bauchi State Governor and State House correspondent for the NTA and later the VOA.
In the year 2000 he became assistant director National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and later its zonal director in Kano and Kaduna.
He was appointed Director General of the FRCN in March 2014.
Malam Ladan Salihu is a Fellow of Institute of Chattered Administration and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in communication arts by the Commonwealth University of Belize.
Dr Ladan Salihu was born a couple of years ago in Bauchi, Ilelah ward, particularly from Turaki family. He attended the famous Bayero University Kano where he obtained his first degree in Mass Communication. Upon graduation he was a reporter with the Bauchi Radio Corporation ( BRC Bauchi). He also worked with the with the NTA Network for fifteen years. Dr. Salihu also attended the University of London, and the London School of Economics.
He was at one time the Director of the National Broadcasting Commission, the NBC. He was also the Zonal Director of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria FRCN, Kaduna.
Dr Ladan later rose to the position of Director General of the FRCN in 2014. In 2016, Dr Ladan Salihu quits Public broadcasting and thereafter ventured into Private broadcasting by establishing the famous Albarkar Radio in Bauchi.
That’s Dr Salihu in brief! Following his selfless service to humanity, devotion to duty, and spirit of sociability and generosity, the people of Bauchi clamoured and clamoured for him to step in to the Political Arena of Bauchi State and of Nigeria.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DR. LADAN SALIHU Alkasim Bala Wrotes…
LADAN SALIHU: the man whose goodwill knows no boundary. Sometimes between March and May in 2007, I was listening to Radio Nigeria Network news at my house in Dutsen Tanshi area of Bauchi meteopolis exactly two months after completing my service year,.
A news item was read about the newly appointed Zonal Director FRCN, Kaduna in person of one Ladan Salihu. The name rang a bell in my brain. I then quickly remembered that that’s same person I once interacted with two years back.
I was introduced to him via phone through a senior colleague who is now the MD of BRC, Alhaji Surajo Ma’aji. It happened that I was just elected President of Mass Communication Students Association of Bayero University, Kano and was looking for people that would help me to fulfill some of my campaign promises among which was organising a befitting excursion trip to media organisations outside Kano.
Ladan Salihu was among the few people that came to my mind because my predecessor once told me that one of our ex-students who happened to be the Director Public affairs of the National Broadcasting Commission then and an indigene of Bauchi state singlehandedly facilitated their excursion trip to Lagos. I then told my self that, since this man is from my home state it will easier for me to reach out to him. It happened that I was doing Voluntary attachment with the BRC.
One day I was reluctantly asking our seniors if by chance they knew somebody called Ladan Salihu. Alhaji Surajo was the first person I asked and he answered YES. He went further to tell me that Ladan Manchester is like an elder brother to them because they grew up in same area. After the explanation, Alhaji Sirajo brought out his 3310 Nokia phone( the most sort after then) and dialed his number and behold the man picked the call. After a brief explanation, I was handed over the phone to speak with the man. Ladan Salihu Congratulated me for winning the election and promised to help me, which he did. Now, fast forward to when I was listening that news item about his appointment as the new Zonal Director of FRCN, I told my self that I must call this man to congratulate him because of the robust relationship we had earlier. It was around 8:30 am I rang him, on same day I heard the news about his appointment. There was no response. I quickly also remembered that he once told me not ring him many times if he didn’t answer my first call.
The reason he gave was that, if he didn’t answer my call instantly he might be in a meeting or attending to some pressing issues and that he will definitely call back when he is free. So I dropped the call when nobody answered. Later in the evening as I was about to go to bed, I noticed incoming call on my phone. As I looked via the screen I saw the name Ladan Salihu.
I picked the call, we exchange pleasantries without him knowing who was on the line and I didn’t introduce my self. I only went ahead to congratulate him over his new appointment and prayed for his success. As soon as I am done, he enquired who he was speaking with. I told him that I am the former MACOSA President that visited him while he was at the NBC headquarters.
He quickly remembered and asked me how I was couping with the NYSC. I told him that we have finished two months a go. The next thing he asked was what I was doing since I am through with the NYSC. I said for now I am just at home “struggling” Then the shocking question that nearly send me off balance came. “If I give you employment in Kano will you be interested?” I answered in affirmative. He then asked again, “what about Kaduna?” In order not to allow him mention another place, I responded by saying ” I am ready to work anywhere Sir” He then asked me to send my CV to him immediately. He told me that ” by immediately I mean send the CV tomorrow. Go to so so office, give them your papers ask them send it via fax” That was how I got my appointment with FRCN through this worthy ambassador of Bauchi state. Thank you Dr Ladan Salihu for giving me that rear opportunity and I know he has done same to so many people. I will never forget yoir kind gesture to me and others and we shall forever remain grateful. We surely need people like you in strategic places especially at this trying period to continue lifting our younger ones that have no connection or support to realise their dreams. Allah ya saka da alkhairi ya kuma ji ‘kan mahaifa. Amin. Ladan Salihu is the current COS to the Bauchi state governor. Let’s hear your stories too about the WORTHY ambassadors of Bauchi state.
From what people are saying about him and what everyone can see i have come to conclusion on Why Dr. Ladan Salihu is a Pearl that should be treasured
- Dr. Ladan Salihu is a humble, brilliant , fearless and hardworking person with capacity to deliver on any National Assignment given to him.
2. Dr Ladan Salihu will deliver beyong expectations in any field of endeavor considering the fact that he is a very sincere, committed, hardworking, loyal, highly Connected, outspoken, fearless, philanthropist, he hate eye service, he is an advocate of public good, above all God fearing leader.
3. He is blessed with both Western and Arabic knowledge, acquired via hard earned corridors NOT cutting corners, since it is so, what do we expect from him than to deliver a very good and outstanding results on any assignment entrusted on him. Ladan Salihu, I believe can do more than this.
4. He is an employer of labour with the establishment of his private broadcasting station (ALBARKA RADIO) the former FRCN Boss directly employs over 100 personnels.
Let me conclude by borrowing a quote from PLATO who says “No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth “ Dr LADAN Salihu. Keep it up!
Written by Garkuwan Ladan Salihu
Why Dr. Ladan Salihu is a Pearl that should be treasured – Garkuwan Ladan Salihu
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