Culled from DailyTrust
Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar ibn Grema, the paramount ruler of Tikau Emirate, is an educationist and the Chancellor of Yobe State University. In this interview, he speaks on why his emirate has embarked on community based annual tree planting campaign and successfully planted over N1.4 million trees, among other issues. Excerpts
My name is Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Grema, born in the early fifties in Nengere town, I later moved to Potiskum where I had my junior and senior primary school. Then I proceeded to Government Craft School, Maiduguri. After finishing there, I joined Government Teachers College, Gombe where I finished my Grade 11. I taught for some years under Fika Local Government Authority, later I went for my NCE certificate at Advance Teachers College Maduguri, I taught for about six to seven years, and then proceeded to the University of Maiduguri where I graduated in 1990.
When Yobe State was created, I was posted to Government Secondary School Nengere but was later transferred back to the Teaching Service Board Headquarters in Damaturu, and I was reposted back to Nengere as principal until up to 2001 when I was asked to come and ascended the throne of my late father as Emir of Tikau.
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