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Garbajo: From civil servant to politician & now philanthropist



IGP], Abubakar Idris and President Muhammadu Buhari

“A better name is more than silver and gold; see you a man who is honest, forthright and diligent. Certainly that man shall stand, sit, and work with the high and mighty”

The above quotation is the wired up life of a Young Nigeria who has a much love for humanity and had rather chosen to work and help Mankind than anything else in the world.

The name Adamu Abubakar Garbajo does not need any much introduction to any person who has been a keen observer of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a board he spearheaded during the political days of Murtala Hammanyero Nyako as the Executive Governor of Adamawa state North East Nigeria.

Born into the famous Garbajo family in Mayo Belwa of Mayo Belwa Local

Government Area of Adamawa State, Garbajo has made a name for himself not only as a coordinator of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) where he touched every community in Adamawa state with effective Health care delivery and improved primary health care delivery in all the political wards.


It was during his time as MDGs Coordinator in 2008/2009 in all villages and towns of the state were provided with solar powered boreholes that produce about 20,000ltrs per day in over 161 locations representing the 21 LGAs of the state. 

In addition, he stocked the clinics with hospital equipments, including basic laboratory services, Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Bed Nets and Artemeter/Lumefanthrine medicines.

The MDGs Man as is popularly known and referred to, Garbajo has not only reconstruction or rehabilitated all the clinics in Adamawa state, he also provided a lot of job opportunities to people (Youths) in the area of entrepreneurship, job creation, awarded contracts to many individuals and conglomerates who in turn became independent making the state economy dependable.


Young Garbajo is known world over as business minded with the aim to support the cause of Humanity. One of his philosophy in life is that “One is powered to be empowered”, meaning that you cannot help others if you don’t have the means.

Abubakar has become the sort of by both local and international business partners in the area of cow fattening, Mechanized Farming, clearing agency, export and import of local goods. 

Indeed a hardworking Nigerian who does not have boundary when it comes to issues of business. 

An attitude that attracted the eyes of great business Tycoons to invite Garbajo for a submit in Kenya, 2015.

The 6th Global Entrepreneurship summit in Nairobi Kenya has ended up presenting Adamu and many others as one of the leading Young Africans who business wherewithal will take the continent to another level if they are well supported.


The Philanthropical life of this Young Nigerian is typically be seen as a God endowed thing that beats the imagination of all and sundry.

Apart from his career as a cooperative development agent later awarded a Decree by a University from Benin Republic (Cotonou) in International Relations (IR) Garbajo has left his marks in the field of philanthropy, haven created the Adamu Abubakar Garbajo Foundation  with principal aims to provide durable advantages through the implementation of development programmes to the less privilege ones.

The Foundation is operating more as a philanthropic organization rather than simply as a charity, seeking to alleviate poverty in communities by providing basic amenities, education for children and young adults while also providing free medical care for indigent people.

The Foundation has currently given out financial succor to over 500,000 Women (Widows) and Youths to relieve suffering in his home state of Adamawa, Gombe, Yobe and Maiduguri which is historically one of Nigeria’s most impoverished states, compounded by the attacks of Boko Haram, the absence of a health service and Education.

Currently, the Foundation is partnering with others NGOs throughout the western world, and with the support and co-operation of other NGOs in Nigeria where it hopes to partner well in the support of less privileged and eradicate poverty.

The foundation put smiles on the faces of many Nigerians where he sponsored young Adamawa indigenes abroad to study in all field of their endeavors. Prominent among them are:

1. Nura Usman Shehu who in 2015 graduated with First class Honors in Business Information Systems from the University of East London, Malaysia

2. Isa Sa’idu Yusuf went to Mahatma Gandhi University Meghalaya India and came out with First class upper Honors in Business Information Systems (2015)

3. Adamu Bashiru Yusuf graduated from Institut Teknologi Pertama in Malaysia came out with second class upper division.

Presently the foundation is sponsoring hundreds in tertiary institutions across the country and empowered Young Nigerians who are Technical oriented in nature. 

Also of recent able Garbajo is to coerce with other well-meaning Nigerians to ship in goods to support the plights of Internal Displaced persons (IDPs) ravaged by Boko Haram.

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