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A Nigerian man, SophyBest with twitter id @SophyBest2 had alleged in a tweet that Ganduje had “just donated N5bn and 200 buses for President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 reelection campaign.
She asserted that it wasn’t a wonder that “the EFCC and other security agencies are still waiting for Mr. President’s assent to investigate Ganduje.”
SophyBest had tweeted:
Kano State Governor, remember him? The principal actor of Gandollar movie. He just donated N5bn and 200 Buses to @MBuhari's campaign. Very interesting. No wonder the @officialEFCC and other security agencies are still waiting for Mr. President’s assent to investigate him pic.twitter.com/E2xHnj8TPW
— SophyBest (@SophyBest2) November 15, 2018
Ganduje is currently embroiled in an allegation that he received $5m in cash from a contractor handling public projects in his state.
In response to SophyBest, the Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad @BashirAhmaad, quickly took up the narrative, describing her tweet as “fake news.”
Why trying this hard to mislead the public by spreading #FakeNews? Alhaji @YakubuGobir_ from Kwara donated those vehicles to the PMBPCO, not Kano Gov. Dr. Ganduje, you can clearly see his name but chose to do it this way. Spreading #FakeNews will not stop President @MBuhari. https://t.co/VgnlpFnb5O
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) November 16, 2018
However, another Twitter user, one Yakubu Gobir with Twitter handle @YakubuGobir, came up in Ganduje’s defence, saying that he, and not Governor Ganduje, donated the alleged 200 buses for the Buhari-Osinbajo 2019 presidential campaigns.
He was silent on the N5bn cash as alleged by SophyBest, however.
Report me & not him. If you have any question to ask me on this matter you can ask. pic.twitter.com/GJChFCma9L
— Yakubu Gobir (@YakubuGobir_) November 16, 2018
Yakubu Gobir’s Twitter handle explains his identity thus: “I am a Kwaran, a Technocrat, Pharmacist by profession, a businessman, a family man, a good husband & a politician.”
But beyond his Twitter handle, Yakubu Gobir also redirected interested Twitterati to his Facebook page, where he gave a detailed explanation about himself.
— Yakubu Gobir (@YakubuGobir_) November 16, 2018
In the Facebook post dated September 26, 2018 and posted at about 8.18PM, Gobir submitted a curriculum vitae of sorts:
Yakubu Gobir is with Abdullahi Idayat and 48 others.
September 26 at 5:18 PM •
For many asking who is Yakubu Gobir…
Yakubu Gobir is a pharmacist, and a graduate of INSEAD and Harvard Business School. After spending a number of years working for Pfizer and Hoechst in Nigeria.
Yakubu started his own marketing and distribution company – Smart Mark Limited in June 1998.
Smart Mark has opened up the Nigerian market for a number of multinationals including Swatch, Sara Lee, Wella, L’Oreal, Nike, Levi’s, Converse, United Colors of
Benetton, T.M Lewin, Unilever and now Tommy Hilfiger. The company employs over 500 people.
Yakubu Gobir is a social entrepreneur and a pioneer in fashion retail in Nigeria and Ghana. In 2003 he started a fashion retail chain – Fast Forward Stores, which now
has over 65 stores in Nigeria and Ghana. A very successful online shopping platform has just been added to the brick and mortar stores.
In 2014, Yakubu returned to his roots in pharmacy practice and started the roll out of large format (750-1,200 sqm) Health & Beauty stores under the brand name INVIVO.
These are the first of their kind in Nigeria – and include a Pharmacy, Clinic and Salon in a beautiful world class setting. Stores are already operational in Lagos, Ibadan & Abuja.
Social entrepreneurship is the use of business techniques to find solutions to social problems. This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs.
With INVIVO the social problems being addressed are a lack of easy access to primary healthcare; the menace of counterfeit and fake drugs; self medication; and lack of early diagnosis of potentially fatal disease conditions in Nigeria. Four locations have been opened in Surulere and Lekki in Lagos, Abuja and Ibadan. 10,454 patients were treated for free in 2015. 25,991 free treatments have been delivered in 2016.
Global Executive MBA
2010 – 2011
Harvard Business School
OPM, Owner/ President Management Program
2008 – 2010
Ahmadu Bello University
1981 – 1985
Cheltenham College, UK
1976 – 1981
9+ 21 For many asking who is Yakubu Gobir… Yakubu Gobir is a pharmacist, and a graduate of INSEAD and Harvard Business School. A…
11/16/2018 For many asking who is Yakubu Gobir… Yakubu Gobir is a pharmacist, and a graduate of INSEAD and Harvard Business School. After spending a number of years working for Pfizer and Hoechst in Nig…
Smart Mark Limited
Dec 1997 – Present
Hamleys of London, Nigeria & Ghana
Feb 2017 – Present
INVIVO (Pharmacy + Free Clinic), Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan)
Jan 2014 – Present
Marketing Strategy, Business Strategy, New Business Development, Retail Product Development, Problem Solving, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Start-ups,
Customer Service, Strategy, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Budgets, Sales Management, Negotiation, Management, Competitive Analysis, Product
Marketing, Leadership, Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Marketing Management
Vizier of Hausaland – Nov 2016
INSEAD Bronze Salamande
INSEAD Sept 2011.