CP Mohammed ‘Yaya Yelwa’ Wakili Will Retire On Age And Service Years Grounds In A Matter Of Weeks

This officer has served several years
under his juniors who have had the opportunity of political correctness
and blindness to merit to go ahead of him. His juniors have made DIG
and even retired, while his mate(?) has made IGP. At present, they are
super rich with huge bank accounts, property and influence. It is by
some fluke he found himself as CP in Katsina and now Kano, where
today he has become a shining star and is the only credible police
officer Nigeria can be proud of. Normally, officers like him are
reserved for difficult jobs and when they stabilize things, special boys
are sent to take over. They sent him to Kano to fail, but Allah said –
Enough is enough of this nonsense! Not at the end of your career! Yaya
Yelwa like several hardworking, committed and patriotic public servant
retired or still in service will soon pass into oblivion and some
undescript, privileged brat of a lobbyist with all the connections will be
saddled with responsibilities beyond their capacity. Yayan Yelwa will
retire back to Gombe and there his people will niggle him and ask him
where his Gaskiya (integrity) has brought him. they will remind him
that that was how his father, Atiku’s contemporary served the Nigerian
Customs Service, retired and died with nothing to show for it, in spite
of all the opportunities he should have taken. They will assure him that
poverty is his family’s DNA. I only hope he even has a house to retire
to. I know him well enough having spent four years and a half in
University of Maiduguri. Yayan Yelwa shared his scholarship allowance
with anyone needy and will lack even meal ticket to feed. His
motorcycle On campus was named – People’s Honda. He will have no
one but his wife and children, who will only tolerate him because he
remains painfully their husband and father. He will be left on a paltry
pension that cannot even pay his phone bills, fuel his car and feed his
family well enough through the month. The service he sacrificed for
and his envious colleagues will make him pariah. He will be unwelcome
around the police force, just as his advice will be negated – Go and eat
your integrity and professionalism, they will tell him. Same thing
happened to him at EFCC where as a founding officer he had to work
under two of his juniors.
This is Nigeria. There are thousand of Mohammed Alkalis wasting, but
never in regret as daily the nation slides. the lazy Nigerian press are
selling volumes out of his current status, but were never there through
his earlier behind the scene diligent service.
When he leaves, like flies they are, they will swarm on another easy
prey. They have never found or celebrated a humble and obscure
Yayan Yelwa won’t even retire as an AIG, he also may not have a
lavish pulling out ceremony. But as Allah has sanctioned, the common
people of Kano will line the road up to Gombe in his honour, Insha-
Allah! A hero of my generation, indeed! Thanks Mohammed for
representing us – Class of University of Maiduguri 1982. You are
another pride!

By Timawus Mathias

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