Goodwill Message from ATBU Bauchi Gamji Memorial Club Secretary General

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL, GAMJI MEMORIAL CLUB, ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY (ATBU) BAUCHI.

Appreciation and Goodwill Message on the Occasion of Inauguration/Swearing-In-Ceremony of Newly Executives

22nd July, 2019


It is with utmost gratitude and great sense of responsibility that I commence in the name of Almighty God, the Alpha and Omega, the Exalted and Magnificent, the Omniscient and Omnipotent, the Great Grand Architect of the Universe, the Master of Destiny, the One who created the sky without any pillar, the One who created man from the quinessence of the clay and made him the most sophisticated specie and simultaneously endowed him the faculty of reasoning which distinguish him from the other creatures.

 I extolled His glory for given me the opportunity to be elected and inaugurated as the Secretary General, Gamji Memorial Club (GMC) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (ATBU) Bauchi. For you to achieve the highest latitude you have to have the attitude of gratitude as the greatest speaker of all time Sir. Alice Walker once opined "Thank you is the best prayer anyone can say." In line with this, let me sharply use this opportunity to salute the wisdom of all and sundry who in one way or the other contribute till I attained this magnificent success. 

I would like to register a special gratitude to my campaign team led by Comrade Hauwa Abdullahi (Miss Jiddah). Behind every successful man there is a very strong woman, Miss Jiddah was indeed a classical woman, a woman of honour, virtue, caliber, timber and catapiller. A special appreciation also goes to my friends, colleagues and my senior comrades in struggle for their unquantifiable contribution, indefatigable support, constant advice, tenacity, persistence, consistence and sincere prayers during the course of my campaign. Your names are too numerous to mention within the scope of time and space thus I prefer to mention you in the tablet of my heart.

It is truism that Secretary General is the heart of any association, he is the engine that keeps it moving and indeed a steering wheel that drives the association towards the right direction. He should be a machinery of progress, a benchmark for good leadership and thermometer by which the temperature of the association is measured.

Gamji Memorial Club is the coalition of the entire Northern Nigerians students comprises 19 states including FCT who came together under one umbrella to cherish our culture, norms and values, promote unity among divergent ethnics groups in campus and propagate political and social awareness of our people. The hallmark of our administration would be built upon the foundation of four core values that I believe will take Gamji Memorial Club to the promising land. The four core values are: sincerity of effort, honesty of purpose, sacrifice for the larger good and integrity of action.


  1. A wise man said "The greatest journeys in life begin with the smallest steps" and thesea smallest steps start with a dream, a dream for prosperous future, a dream for an outstanding purpose, a dream for excellence and above all a

dream for a better GAMJI and a brighter tomorrow. We must concentrate on enhancing our future with a set of dream in our hearts thereby setting the standards by which others measure themselves. We must be willing to work diligently and have a keen understanding of how far we can go. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, create a path and leave a trail. Let us leave a trail that others will be proud to follow.
We stand here today on the precipice of our future. It is not a distance reality anymore. Itg begins there. It begins today, for our today’s decisions are predetermined factors of ourt omorrow’s condition. Let us make a positive image of our tomorrow. Therefore, I am encouraging all of us to be productive in today so that our tomorrow will serve us well.

My dear GAMJITES, you should know that a little seed of orange can in turn produce successive trees that will bear orangesfor centuries. A single candle can carefully light thousands of candle. A seed of corn will definitely give rise to a big cob of corn and a cob of corn will produce a maize plot. Investment in knowledge today will give rise to educated, civilised and advanced society. A dream when carefully pursued can transform a whole generation. It is all a matter of time. Youths are the leaders of today and not tomorrow anymore, if we did not groom ourselves today, the future will be precarious. I am more concerned about what the Northern Nigeria will becomes tomorrow. I am very passionate of the answers we would give to our young ones about the yesterday we would be going to left behind. As we assumed the mantle of leadership, we set a smart agenda. Every reasonable agenda must be smart, that is to say; specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible. This administration’s Smart Agenda will focus on students welfare, academic excellence, intellectual adventure, social and recreational activities, awareness and enlightenment programs about reviving the northern Nigeria... to mention but few. The blueprint to achieve all these has been given in the manifesto. To bring about the expected result, we will work with the management and not for the management. Moreover, our challenges may be new. The instruments which we will meet them may be new. But those values upon
which our success as the prestigious club depends equality, honesty, courage, hard work, loyalty, patriotism and intellectuality. These things are true. They have been the quiet force of progress throughout our history as the Greatest Gamjites. What is demanded then is a return to these truths. What is required of us now is a new era of responsibility. This is the price and promise of our studentship and membership. This is the source of our confidence. The source of our strength. The source of our greatness. This is the meaning of our liberty. So let us mark this administration with remembrance of who we are and how far we have traveled. Let it be said by future generations that we withstand the true test of time. We refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; but we solemnly fulfilled the leadership responsibility and thus leaving an indelible legacy on the sand of history.

Finally, let me assure you that inside me lives a dream, I have a dream that one Martin Luther King had. 
I have a dream that the dreams of late Dan Masanin Kano shall come true.
I have a dream to restore the the ethics and etiquettes, the manner and mannerism, the philosophy and idealogy of Northern Nigeria, the customs and decorum of our cultural heritage and the traditional institution in its entirety. 
I have a dream to preserve the legacies and dynasty of late Usman Bin Fodio of the blessed memory.
I have a dream for bright and prosperous future of our dear GAMJI.
I have a dream for a
nation that one day Nigeria will be corruption free.
I have a dream to see a melodious end to the
turbulent times we face today as a nation with an unwavering faith in what Almighty God has in store for us. 
I dream to see us taking the smallest steps in our own little ways towards the development and progress of students activism and the Nigeria at large. 

Thank you and may God bless you all!

Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Long Live Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University!!!
Long Live Gamji Memorial Club!!!


YOURS FRATERNALLY,

COMRADE SHAMSUDDEEN MUHAMMAD
SECRETARY GENERAL, GAMJI MEMORIAL CLUB, ATBU BAUCHI
shamsuddeenm575@gmail.com
07056220944

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