Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida rose through set cadre, occupying the strategic GM projects position, when the industry was at its peak of foundational infrastructural growth to harness the enormous gas reserves that abound within the Nigerian acreages. He went on to seta niche for himself by providing sound leadership, profound managerial oversight, excellent social relationships and above all, well placed skills, as he navigated through his years of service to one of the greatest oil and gas company of this millennium.
I was privileged as a young engineer wrapping up his MSc. In Petroleum Engineering and internship in the company, to have crossed paths with this great and outstanding leader 18 years ago and for the first time in my life, I encountered a detribalized human being, who not only took interest in mentoring young engineers butgo even further to help them realise and actualize their full potentials in respect to inherent skills they posses,that would propel them to self fulfillment. He represented and still do today, every facet of a complete human that saw all as equal, same, and good under Almighty God. I knew from that first instancesof interacting with him, that he will surely leave the company as one of the topmost officials before retirement.
I guess the service event catalogued in few picturesdoes justice to expectations I had 18 years ago and furthermore open new expectations that his service and extensive goodwill will be sought for and brought to bear to help in fixing the Nigerian nation, which is in dire need of perfect, experienced, tried, and trusted professionals of his pedigree. I look with utmost and exciting optimism into the near future, where the Nigerian nation would get to enjoy the benefits of having such an enigma of perfection, forthrightness and decency playing a huge role in the central government of our dear nation.
I always address you in all fora as my BOSS, MENTOR, UNCLE and above all one of the THREE MOST TRUSTED Confidants (after Chief. John Odigie Oyegun and Dr. Anyanate Alalibo Ephraim)
Today’s felicitations and award ceremony is more than well deserved. CONGRATULATIONS SIR!!
Engr. Paul Arabome
Writes in from Canada.