Dauda Lawal Eschews Politics with


When Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State decided to enter politics, some of his friends were concerned. They questioned why someone like him would venture into the notoriously turbulent waters of Nigerian politics. Given his background, their apprehensions were understandable. An astute businessman and investment banker, Lawal is as gentle as a lamb, in stark contrast to the ruthless and cold-blooded nature often associated with politics in Nigeria. But Lawal is the opposite of this stereotype. He is unassuming, consistently demonstrating good character, humility, and respect for others.

He has always believed in the deathless quote of Pluto, which says, “If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.’’

Thus, his response to his concerned friends is that the game should not be left to the fools. For him, the game needs overhauling.

He tells anyone who cares to listen that his foray into politics is to correct the wrongs and also rebrand his state, as a way of giving back to society.

Indeed, Lawal has proved his cynics wrong that politics could be done without brutality. He has proven that he is a man of peace who eschews politics with bitterness.

Lawal has been so unrelenting in his drive and determination to rescue the state, particularly the common man from the clutches of the oppressors without fear or favour. Today’s call to service is a result of his quest to make a change and also turn the fortune of the state around for good, using his magic wand and experience.

The seasoned investment banker and billionaire businessman has witnessed huge success in transforming the state within a short while, bringing back quality leadership, and respiring confidence among the people of the state that governance is easy. You just need a committed leader who knows how to lead with passion, a trait the state lacked in its previous leadership.

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