The Deputy Director Transport of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) , Alhaji Muhammed Kabir Murnai who was turbaned recently as the WAKILIN KATSINA by His Royal Highness , Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman , CFR , The Emir of Katsina has said his new position will make him to increase its contributions to the development of his community, State and Nigeria.
The Wakilin Katsina who made this promise in an exclusive interview with the Marineand Economy Journal in Lagos explained that his current status has gingered him to further improve on his youth empowerment programme for indigenes of his community , and others in his State and the country at large.
According to him, since his primary assignment is to represent the Emir of Katsina wherever His Royal Highness sends him and to carry out any assignment he gives to him , he will focus on that quality representation and the effective discharge of any responsibilities that are given to him to carry out in the interest of Katsina and Nigeria.
He said that his attention would dwell on the education of the youth, social development , social justice and the total well- being of the citizens of the State adding that the new position also expects him to contribute to the strengthening of the traditional institution.
Alhaji Kabir Murnai expressed his appreciation to the Emir of Katsina , his community and the Town of Katsina for finding him worthy to be the new Wakilin Katsina , saying that the assumption of the traditional position has given him the opportunity to contribute more to humanity.
The turbanning which held on Saturday , February 25, 2017 at the Emir’s Palace was very colourful and attended by dignitaries from all walks of life in Nigeria.
The Wakilin Katsina , who is like an Ambassador extra- ordinary and plenipotentiary to the Emir of Katsina bagged the glamorous traditional title for his tremendous contributions to his community , State and Nigeria , a feat that has spanned several years.
A very unassuming person, a philanthropist and a very humane individual, Alhaji Kabir Murnai h passion for youth education, development and empowerment, a situation which made him to sponsor the education of some Katsina and other States youths locally and abroad.
He was reputed to have collaborated with the Katsina State Government to sponsor about 25 students to undergo a four- year course in Nautical and Marine Engineering at the Academy for Science , Engineering and Maritime Transport, Alexandria in Egypt while the students successfully completed the programme .
Alhaji Kabir Murnai is also very knowledgeable while he is well travelled as he has attended various courses locally and internationally in Europe, America , Asia and other countries of the world.He has also served as member/delegate in wide ranging committees within and outside NIMASA, thus representing the Federal Government in many countries of the world.
The Wakilin Katsina was born in December 28, 1965 while he started his education with the Quaranic School.where he learned and studied Quaranic recitation and basic Islamic knowledge.
His Western education started in Rafindadi Primary School from 1971 to 1978 following which he proceeded to the prestigious Sardauna Memorial College , Kaduna from 1978 to 1983 and College of Advanced Studies , Zaria from 1984 to 1986.
He subsequently went to the University of Sokoto , now Usman Dan Fodio University from 1986 to 1989 where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.SC) Degree in Sociology while on completion of his studies he served the mandatory National Youth Service with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Lagos.
Sequel to his quest for more knowledge , from 1996 to 1997 he attended the International Maritime , Transport and Shipping Academy in Rotterdam , Netherlands where he obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Port, Shipping and Transport.
His working experience started at the NRC , Lagos following the completion of his NYSC .He served as a Personnel Officer and Senior Personnel Officer after which in 1994 he transferred his service to the National Maritime Authority(NMA) , now NIMASA where he served in various capacities before rising to the position of a Deputy Director.
A team player, urbane and an achiever , Alhaji Kabir Murnai is expected to add colour to his new position because of his vast experience and education, while he is to serve as a role model for the youths because of his age , represents the interest of the old as well as use his current status to enhance his contributions to the development of his community , his State and the country at large.