Aminu Muazu Maifata: A Politician Per-excellence And Achiever Of Repute

By Our Reporter

Everyone familiar with Lafia politics can not in all consciousness
claims that Aminu Muazu Maifata is a stranger or rather a new player
in the game of politics in Lafia and by extension Nasarawa state.
Aminu Muazu Maifata has blood of politics imbued in him. His late
father Alhaji Muazu Maifata was known politician in Lafia. He played
an active part in politics of second republic along with the likes of
late Alhaji Yahaya Sabo, late Alhaji Abdu Shattu, late Alhaji Daudu
Zanga, late Senator Agwai, late Senator Haruna Abubakar and present
Sarkin Kwandere, Alhaji (Dr) Ahmadu Al-makura among others. One can
say with all buoyancy that Aminu Muazu Maifata is following the path
of his late father; certainly the man (Aminu Muazu Maifata) has blood
of politics in him.
Aminu Muazu Maifata, started showing interest in elective positions
in Lafia since the advent of forth republic when he showed interest in
contesting for the office of chairman Lafia local government. He
indicated interest severally for the office of chairman but at each
occasion voices of reasoning prevailed against his; and as obedient
and loyal servant, Aminu Muazu Maifata whenever such voices of
reasoning reared its head he bowed down; hence voices of elders are
voices of wisdom.
The dream of Aminu Muazu Maifata to become chairman Lafia local
government did not however materialized until last two years when same
voices of reasoning saw and appreciates his patience and perseverance
as well as his integrity.
It was Warren Buffet, an American famous business magnate, investor,
philanthropist, founder and CEO Berkshire Hathaway Company, who said
“Look for three things in a person- intelligence, energy, and
integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the
first two” Of-course, Aminu Muazu Maifata has the intelligence, energy
and above all integrity in him.
It was Aminu Muazu Maifata’s penchant for integrity that is seeing him
all thorough. Since his assumption of office as chairman, Lafia Local
Government Council and his ascension to the throne of ALGON chairman
in Nasarawa state, Aminu Muazu Maifata never fail to exhibit this
integrity trait. He is working assiduously to ensure his people get
the best from government despite limited resources at his disposal.
From June 2018 to date Aminu Muazu Maifata due to his level of
commitment and integrity was able execute myriad of projects all to
the benefit of the people of Lafia. To ensure comfort of his workforce
upon assumption of duty Aminu Muazu Maifata rehabilitates the Local
Government Secretariat 27KVA standby generator earlier vandalized, and
ensures regular maintenance/ fuelling of same generator. He also
rehabilitates motorized borehole located within same secretariat. He
further renovates and furnishes the executive chairman’s office; this
is in addition to reconstruction of collapsed fence wall at the
Due to his strong attachment to enhanced educational standard
especially at primary schools level, Aminu Muazu Maifata purchased a
parcel of land to facilitate construction of block of classrooms at
Lafia East Primary School. To give Lafia a befitting new look, Aminu
Muazu Maifata purchased and currently installing auto solar powered
streetlight at Rimi Uku, Unguwar Sarki Fada, Layin Yankaji and
Tsangaya streets all within Lafia town. Development as often said,
follows the road and in appreciations of this aphorism, Aminu Muazu
Maifata begins the constructions of some township roads, first he
starts with one kilometer road along Sangaya road which is on going at
the moment.
Security of life and properties, to say the least, is a number
priority of all reasonable government as such Aminu Muazu Maitafata
attaches serious importance to the issue of security of the people of
Lafia. As a demonstration of this, he is right now reconstructing the
collapsed fencing wall of “B” Division Police Station as well as “A”
Division Police Station all geared towards ensuring the comfortability
of security agencies so as maintain the security of our people with
Rendering assistance to the less-privileged and the vulnerable is
something that is in Aminu Muazu Maitafata’s character. In view of
this, he (Aminu Muazu Maitafata) has rendered various kinds of
assistance to flood victims as well as assistance to some
disadvantaged students and the sick persons in Lafia.
To boost his relationship with and among Lafia local government senior
officials, Aminu Muazu Maifata purchased four (4) No. official
vehicles and rehabilitated two (2) No. vehicles all targeted at
easing the transportation problems of management staff of his Local
As apart of Lafia Local Government contributions towards improving
child education in Lafia, Aminu Muazu Maifata provided 1200 units of
Desks/Chairs at Lafia West Primary School and some selected Primary
Schools in Lafia municipal, Lafia North and Lafia East.
Contributions of Aminu Muazu Maifata towards providing dividend of
democracy to the people did not stops here, he again went ahead to
construct culvert/filling of Ramin Kura at Kilema. In recognition of
the importance, Primary Health care plays to the wellbeing of the
ordinary citizenry; Aminu Muazu Maifata renovated and constructed a
fencing wall at the Primary Health Care Clinic located at Tsohon
Kasuwan Tomatoes.
To assist the less-privileged parents, Aminu Muazu Maifata registered
more than 200 indigent students of poor family background in Lafia
Local Government for 2020 NECO examinations as well as 200 for JAMB.
He also registered about 500 pupils for National Common Entrance
Examinations and constructed a culvert at Lukumanu LGEA Primary School
to ease movements of pupils to and from the school. Still in support
of the less-privileged and victims of rain and fire accident, Animu
Muazu Maifata donates handsomely to some of the victims of this
unfortunate accident across the local government, last year.
Move by the plights of students of Lafia Local Government studying at
College of Education Akwanga, Aminu Muazu Maifata paid for the
registration of about 50 students to ensure they partakes in all
academic activities of the institute.
Aminu Muazu Maifata being a caring servant, who never shies away from
problems of the people of his locality, sees the corona-virus
otherwise known as COVID-19 pandemic as something government at levels
must join efforts to address it, in this connection, he (Aminu Muazu
Maifata) bough preventative kids, hand sanitizers and face masks for
distribution across Lafia Local Government.
The above achievements indeed, are few among the many Aminu Muazu
Maifata recorded. What is apparently clear from all these however are
that Aminu Muazu Maifata is indeed, a politician per-excellence and an
achiever of repute

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