An Irresistible Asset: His name is Mallam Iliyasu Dhacko. He is the incumbent Coordinator Media and Communication Strategy to the government of Niger State. By Shehu Tanko.


His name is Mallam Iliyasu Dhacko. He is the incumbent Coordinator Media and Communication Strategy to the government of Niger State. “So what?” you may ask. But there is so much about this seasoned journalist, who Dr Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger State governor, has found irresistible.

While it is unarguably true that men of destiny create events, of no less significance is the truism that events so created could also help to shape men either positively or negatively. It is equally worthy of note that there are those recorded in history for what they did or did not in their capacity as professionals, experts in diverse areas of life’s endeavors.

Mallam Iliyasu Dhacko, the hard-working journalist, is indeed a detribalised Nigerian whose depth of professionalism and integrity exemplify the testament of quality service delivery at any given opportunity for responsibility. The legendary Iliyasu Dhacko could not have been more right when, in one of our editorial meetings on the essence of leadership, he stated that “it is a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion, just as you cannot blow an uncertain trumpet”.

The Minna born traditional tittle holder, Ajiyan Minna, is a graduate of English with a BA Special Hons. A journalist per excellence, a broadcaster, and a public relations expert, he is the publisher of Faces International Magazine. org. ng. A former broadcaster with the Nigeria Television Authority, Lagos, a former Chief Press Secretary to the military governor of Niger State, Colonel Lawan Gwadabe (rtd), the Ajiyan Minna was also at a time , the General Manager Radio Niger, Minna. He is also a former Head of Corporate Affairs Union Bank Lagos, a former Head of Corporate Affairs Maritime Authority Lagos, and a former Head of Corporate Affairs Securities and Exchange Commission Lagos. He also held the position of Director General Project Monitoring and Evaluation in Minna Niger State. The multifaceted journalist has been on the move. And his movement is always forward.

Only recently, precisely on the 13th September,2020, the Global Chairman of BATS -,VANGUARD, Ambassador Dr Dare Owotomobi, approved his appointment as Head, Media Team, North Central geopolitical zone. In a statement issued and signed by Mr Jimmy Nanyok Lar, Special Assistant Media, office of the National Chairman, Abuja , the appointment of Mallam Iliyasu Dhacko takes immediate effect.

It is in recognition of this appointment, I write specifically to congratulates my mentor and to pray to the Almighty God to guard, guide and protect my leader in the execution of this additional responsibility. Sir, once again congratulations.

Shehu Musa Tanko
Senior Special Assistant Public Communication to the governor of Niger State

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