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Amir Muhammad Harbo (born 10 May in the 90s) in Jigawa state is a consultant, journalist, researcher[1], entrepreneur, Nigerian young politician and youth activist [2]who currently serves as an Executive Assistant to Nigeria's former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Information, Dr. Nuruddeen Muhammad[3][4] on his foundation, Unik Impact Foundation[5].

Amir opportune to get into western education despite being raised in a low class family in Harbo Sabuwa[6] village, Jahun Local Government of Jigawa State. He had his primary and secondary education at his village; Harbo Central Primary and Government Day Secondary School Harbo, respectively. Thereafter he proceeded to study English at Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa (formerly Jigawa State University) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English[7].


Career

Early career

In 2019 Amir served and performed the compulsory 1 year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme at Federal Government College Billiri, Gombe state up to October, 2020. During that period he worked with a non-governmental organization, Educating Nigerian Girls in New Enterprises (ENGINE)[8][9] with affiliation to Mercy Corps humanitarian organization in Gombe state. Prior to national service, he founded Habobes LTD in 2019 after he had finished university before delving in to professional career.

Journalism & Blogging

Muhammad started his media career since he was at undergraduate level when he volunteered as a writer in different national media houses including DailyTrust[10], Blueprint[11], Vanguard and other local media stations. He then went into private practice as a journalist professional career at Sawaba Radio Hadejia; where he is working as a multimedia journalist. Amir firstly ventured into blogging in 2012. He became an active blogger in 2014 using a blogger primary (sub-domain) amirharbo.blogspot.com and later obtained his domain www.amirharbo.com[12]

Language and Information Technology

Amir is part of the people that created 24clan[13] which massively transformed the youth of Northern Nigeria into Information Technology a decade ago. Apart from the certificate of Computing (DIT) he bagged, he is also part of ICT Resource Training Programme that took place in Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi state by the Northeast Development Commission[14] (NEDC) in 2021.

Organizations

Amir Muhammad was the coordinator of the first annual medical outreach held at Harbo Sabuwa town whereby more than one thousand people, comprising of mostly women, children and the elderly, benefitted from the Unik Impact Foundation/NMA annual medical outreach.[15][16]

Politics:

Amir has come across a number of prominent and influential politicians (locals and nationals), intellectuals, diplomats, historians and many leaders in Nigeria and other countries in the world. Some of his engagements and encounters include the past and present governors, senators, chairmen, party elders and other notable people such as Sule LamidoBadaru AbubakarIbrahim HassanInuwa Kaashifu AbdullahiRabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Isah Ali Ibrahim Pantami and Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

He also met with high profile personalities such as Prof. Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i, the former minister of Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, former Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammed Babandede, and Sagir Musa Ahmad, the former Director of US Embassy at Nigeria, among others. In 2020 he writes about Shehu Shagari who seems to him as a model to many Nigerian youth. He said "Nigerian youths can find lessons from the lives of the likes of the Balewas, Awolowos, Azikwes and Shagaris, who have all gone for good".[17]

As a youth activist and writer, he writes a lot on literature, politics, social development, language and many more. His activism is becoming stronger and one of his wishes is partnership with any non-governmental organisations, government and individuals to initiate a program that will curb unemployment, drug abuse, community violence or thuggery, insecurity and other societal menace bedevilling people around the globe; so as to have prosperous, sound and heathy environments all over the world.


References

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Source: Wikipedia 

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