Ahmed Garba, a herdsman in Taraba State has been appointed a lecturer at the Federal University Wukari, ten years after he joined the institution’s security outfit.
Until his appointment, Garba reared cattle before becoming a university security guard and later enrolled as a student at the same university.
Mr Garba had abandoned his ancestral career of pastoralism where he first became a security guard in the same university and is now appointed as a lecturer.
He was employed as Security Guard with NCE on 1/9/2012 and was placed on CONTISS 5/2 and later rose up to CONTISS 8/2 in the institution.
He later gained Direct Entry (DE) admission and graduated earlier this year and is now a Lecturer with the Department of Sociology Federal University Wukari.
Herders are mostly known for their devotion to managing their cattle and earn living from that business with less commitment to modern education.
With lingering insecurity across the country, herdsmen are the most fingered group accused of banditry and kidnappings, an allegation always refuted by the group.