Musa Adamu Funtua: The Making of an Administrator


By Abdulmumini Giwa
@ katsina city news

People with exemplary history are always a point of reference to those who seek to make a mark in life. They learn, practice and implement highlighted features from the references. Indeed, Honorable Musa Adamu Funtua stands out as one of those with a lot to learn from in their life achievements.

Born from a reputable lineage on the 29th of March, 1971 in Funtua, Katsina state, Musa Adamu started his education at Gudundi Primary School in Funtua at the age of five where he obtained a Primary Schools Leaving Certificate from 1976 to 1982.

He proceeded without any delay to obtain both the Junior and Senior Secondary Leaving Certificates between 1982 and 1988 from where he proceeded to the tertiary level of education in mentoring his life.

Musa Adamu attended Katsina State Polytechnic where he graduated with a National Diploma from 1989 to 1992. With an ambition to achieve more in the academics, he proceeded to Usman Danfodio University Sokoto for a degree in History from 1994 to 1997.

In the year 2000, he started his postgraduate studies at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna state where he obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration with excellent merits in the year 2006. This has actually permiated into his personality and founded in him an absolute administrator.

As a student with focus and intelligence, he was an activist that stood firmly to enhance the welfare of his fellow students. It is as a result of this outstanding commitment that he was elected and served as the President, Katsina state Students Union. He had served as a Student Senator, Financial Secretary as well as Secretary General, even at the Departmental level at the university. These exposed the natural leadership talents in him and revealed his administrative qualities.

Well prepared and educationally quallified for the challenges ahead, Musa Adamu started his working career at the highest seat of government, the presidency when he worked with the National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP) of the then administration.

This also added to his personal capacity in administration and and management that led to his confidently resigning to join the private sector.

With such an opportunity that has opened a lot of doors, he then joined politics where he contested for and was elected as member, House of Assembly and was there from 2003 to 2007. At the Assembly he became the Chairman House Committee on Commerce and Industries.

From 2007 to 2009, his indispensable talent led to his appointment as the Katsina state Commissioner, Ministry of Rural, Social Development, Youth and Sports. His years of service in the sector has become a benchmark for those coming in the future. This is because of the uncountable achievements it has brought to the development and progress of the state.

Having seen his worth, he was appointed to man a more tasking Ministry as the Commission where he became as the pioneer Commissioner for Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. His talent was needed to ensure the establishment and sustainability of that sector which he gave life and a strong spirit to when he rendered his committed service between 2009 to 2011.

Such a resource personality is so indispensable that his services would be needed to strengthen some sectors that will subsequently improve the economic status of the state. Hence, Musa Adamu, was also appointed as the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources in 2011 where he had been until 17th October, 2014 when he voluntarily resigned from public service and returned fully to the private sector.
He is a currently a commissioner of water resources katsina state and is making achievements.

In the private sector, where he is currently the Chairman/Managing Director of MAF Merchants and General Services Limited, he has excelled in what he is seen to be doing. This has founded in him a renown public figure with exposure and administrative experience.

His adventurous trips to various countries across Africa and beyond, along with extensive reading, both of which he holds as hobbies, don’t only serve as added references on his profile but also reveal his additional experiences and moral richness.

With these qualities with which he has represented Katsina state in various official capacities thereby making him highly respected personality, he is throned as the Dan Kafin Katsina, a traditional title that distinguishes him from his likes.

What more would one expect of an achiever when it is said that he is happily married with children. Indeed, Hon Musa Adamu Funtua shall remain a reference among seekers of excellence in qualitative administration and management.
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