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This book is a Mini Version of my detailed Biography on a gentleman, whom I now regard as my “Biological Son”, Dr. Dan Mou. That main Biography is much longer and larger, covering three Volumes. It is titled, Dr. Dan Mou: Beyond the Call of Duty.
I have always believed that those who make the greatest contributions and sacrifices to the Nation, an Organisation or their Communities, should always be the ones to be much more appreciated, honoured and rewarded. Sometimes, things don’t quite happen that way immediately. However, in the long run, God Almighty Himself does ensure that the recognition and rewards come to the most diligent and committed in any society. I hope and pray that this will also be the case with my “Son”, Dr. Dan Mou.
In writing this biography on Dr. Mou, a much younger person than myself, I have had to violate or set aside, my long held principle not to write a biography on any person younger than me. Because his life story and experiences during his public service hold very striking resemblance with mine, I had decided to set aside my vow and write this biography on him. Even Dr. Dan Mou, a very polite and humble gentleman that he is, had protested when I muted the idea to him. He demanded instead that he should have been the one to write a biography on me and not the other way round.
However, I insisted that there were several reasons why I wanted to do it. I told him that if he also wanted to write one on me, he was still free to do so. It was only then that he cooperated and allowed me to write this biography on him. Having set aside this principle, I hereby offer also to you, readers, a Mini Version of my biography on this humble and remarkable gentleman, Dr. Dan Mou, who has worked beyond the call of duty for our country, Nigeria. In fact, I believe this shorter version will certainly wet your appetite and desire to read my Main Biography on Dr. Dan Mou, which as I have said above, is in Three Volumes.

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Dr. Dan Mou is currently the Executive Chairman, Centre for Poverty Eradication, Development and Equal Opportunity (CEPEDEO), Abuja, Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc. Hons. Political Science (1979). University of Ibadan, Nigeria; M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1986), University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A. specializing in Public Policy Analysis and African Politics. He also has a Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), International Law and Diplomacy (2013), Pacific Western University, Colorado, U.S.A. and another Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), Business Administration (2013), Cornerstone University, Jerusalem, Israel.
He lectured at the University of Jos, Nigeria and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A., before joining the Presidency in Nigeria in 1989, where his positions included: Director (Narcotics Drugs Control); Director (Special Duties), Director (Monitoring and Evaluation), and later appointed the Secretary, National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP). He also served as Director, Nigeria Air Force, and Director (Human Resources) Ministry of Defence, as well as Director (Human Resources, Inspectorate and Management Services), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, he served as a Member, Presidential Jobs Board, State House, The Presidency, Abuja, Nigeria.
Dr. Mou further served as Special Adviser (National Security Affairs) to the National Security Advisers in the Presidency, under three consecutive Nigerian Governments. He has published extensively in scholarly journals and books. His bestsellers are: National Security and Democratic Governance in Nigeria: From Obasanjo to Jonathan Administrations; National Security, Good Governance and Democracy in Africa; State Power, Agrarian Policies and Peasant Welfare in Nigeria; Making of An African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria, Volumes One and Two; Girl Child Education, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa; Serving the Nation as a Calling: How Experts can Influence Public Policies Without Being in Power, Volumes One Two; and National Security, Good Governance and Democracy in Post-Military Rule Nigeria Volumes One and Two.
Dr. Mou’s other best sellers are Securing of an African Giant: National Security, Good Governance and Nation Building in Nigeria, Volumes One and Two; Without Vision the People Perish: Confronting Public Policy Challenges to African States and Leaders; Winning Poverty Battle: Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Growth in Nigeria and Politics of Religious Accommodation: Internal Security & Religious Tolerance in Nigeria, co-authored with his daughter, Dr. Seseer P. Mou. His marriage to Mimidoo Osewe Mou is blessed with children.
e-mail: [email protected]


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CONTENTS
Dedication … … … xi
Acknowledgements … … xii
PREFACE … … … xvi
Why I Broke my Vow and Wrote a
Biography of Someone Younger Than Me
Accomplishments, Scholarship and Endorsements of Dr. Dan Mou by Other Scholars, Reviewers and Commentators … … … xxxii
List of Selected Major Books of
Dr. Dan Mou … … … xlvii
List of Selected Major Spiritual Books
of Dr. Dan Mou … … … liii
A Short Profile of Dr. Dan Mou … lvi
PROLOGUE ... … … lviii
Why I Serve My Country, Nigeria,
Beyond The Call of Duty
By Dr. Dan Mou, B.Sc. (Hons.), MA., Ph.D. (Public Policy Analysis), Ph.D. Hon. Causa (International Law and Diplomacy), Ph.D. Hon. Causa (Business Administration)
Chapter One: Introduction … … 1
Chapter Two: Early Childhood: “Why His Father Fought the Day he was Born” … … 7
Chapter Three: Educational Background … 24
Chapter Four: Marriage and Family Life: “Now
that you have my Four Children With You, Can
You Stop Crying and Let’s Sleep, Darling!” … 35
Chapter Five: Academic Career at the University: Home and Abroad … … 43
Chapter Six: From the University to the
Presidency: Becoming “Gambo’s Think-Tank” 57
Chapter Seven: Understanding Dr. Dan Mou’s Philosophy of Good Governance, Leadership, Love and Restoration … … 120
Chapter Eight: Benefits of Early Retirement:
Becoming God’s Apostle of Restoration on Earth … 170
Chapter Nine: Beyond the Call of Duty:
Dr. Dan Mou’s Patriotism, Expertise and Volunteer Service … … … 205
Chapter Ten: Preventing Nigeria From Becoming
A Failed State: Dr. Dan Mou’s Advise to his
Fellow Citizens and the Nigerian Government 238
Chapter Eleven: Overview of my Larger and
Longer Book Version (Three Volumes) of a
Biographical Analysis of Dr. Dan Mou titled,
DR. DAN MOU: BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY 287
Chapter Twelve: Conclusion … … 294
About the Author … … 306
About the Book … … … 308
Appendix I … … … 316
Letter to His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR. by Justice (Prof.) Abdul F.D. Kuti, requesting him to kindly intervene and recommend Dr. Dan Mou to the Federal Government of Nigeria for a befitting appointment dated 3rd June, 2017
Appendix II … … … 321
Letter to His Excellency, Prof. Yomi Osinbajo, GCON., the Acting President, Federal Republic of Nigeria by Justice (Prof.) Abdul F.D. Kuti, requesting him to kindly ensure Dr. Dan Mou is given a befitting appointment by the Federal Republic of Nigeria dated 17th May, 2017
Appendix III … … … 325
Letter to His Excellency, Mr. Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, the Inspector-General of Police, Nigeria Police Force, Force Headquarters, kindly requesting him to give major Security Consultancy Contracts to Dr. Dan Mou dated 21st Sept., 2017
Appendix IV … … … 330
Letter to His Excellency, Chief Bola Tinubu, Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), requesting him to kindly intervene with the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that Dr. Dan Mou is given a befitting Federal Government appointment under the President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Administration dated 20th May, 2017
Appendix V … … … 335
Letter to the Chairman, Committee on Chief Awolowo Foundation Award, Lagos, Nigeria by Dr. Dan Mou, Executive Chairman, Centre for Poverty Eradication, Development and Equal Opportunity (CEPEDEO), Abuja, on behalf of himself and the Board of Governors of CEPEDEO nominating Justice (Prof.) Abdul F.D. Kuti for consideration and award of Awolowo Foundation Award dated 2nd October, 2017
Annexures of Selected Magazines and Newspaper Interviews with Dr. Dan Mou

Annexure “A”: … … … 338
What Wushishi and I had in Mind When We Conceived EFCC: An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by Lead Times Africa Magazine June-July, 2013
Annexure “B”: … … … 355
Tackling Corruption in Nigeria by Monitoring and Evaluation. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by Lead Times Africa Magazine, Vol.5, No.4, September-October, 2013

Annexure “C”: … … … 379
Why I wrote National Security, Democracy and Good Governance in Post-Military Rule Nigeria. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by The Guardian, April 17, 2017
Annexure “D”: … … … 391
The One Option Jonathan has Avoided on Insecurity. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by Weekly Trust, June 1, 2013
Annexure “E”: … … … 402
Transformation Agenda Ought to be Actionable by Now. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by Weekly Trust, October 26, 2013

Annexure “F”: … … … 408
Racism: UN Human Rights Council Must be Forthright Over Africa’s Petition – Dr. Dan Mou Says Obama Failed the Black Race. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by DAILY SUN, Monday, August 10, 2020, Part One

Annexure “G”: … … … 412
Racism: UN Human Rights Council Must be Forthright Over Africa’s Petition – Dr. Dan Mou Says Obama Failed the Black Race. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by DAILY SUN, Monday, August 31, 2020, Part Two.

Annexure “H”: … … … 416
Death of al-Baghdad’ll Not Weaken Insurgency – Expert, Says Nigeria’s Lack of National Security Policy Worrisome. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by DAILY SUN, Monday, November 18, 2019, Part One

Annexure “I”: … … … 420
Death of al-Baghdad’ll Not Weaken Insurgency – Expert, Says Nigeria’s Lack of National Security Policy Worrisome. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by DAILY SUN, Monday, November 18, 2019, Part One

Annexure “J”: … … … 424
“Internal Politics, Economic Stability Bane of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy – Experts Want Foreign Policy Issues in Front Burner of Political Campaigns”. An Interview with Dr. Dan Mou, by DAILY SUN, Monday, October 5, 2020.
About Dr. Dan Mou’s Main Biography Volumes I - III Titled Dr. Dan Mou: Beyond the Call of Duty … 416

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ENDORSEMENTS OF DR. DAN MOU, THE AUTHOR’S BOOKS

• “These books are a must read. Dr. Dan Mou, a world-class trained political scientist, who has served at various Ministries and parastatals in Nigeria before retirement, has made stoning revelations.” Lead Times Africa Magazine

• “Dr. Dan Mou, a varsity don and seasoned civil servant, (who) spent over two decades working in Nigeria’s Presidency, provides deep insights in these books, into the intractable security situation in Nigeria and Africa, among other issues.” Daily Trust

• “Dr. Dan Mou, an accomplished political scientist and public servant with a firm grasp of national security and public policy … has revealed a lot in his new book: Making of an African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria, Volumes 1 & 2. Public policy and the state of affairs in Nigeria is the focus of this excellent and well researched book filled with the authors contributions toward a better and prosperous Nigeria … Dr. Mou rightly predicted what we are currently witnessing in Nigeria in this excellent book that all Nigerians should read.” The Nation.

• “I did not only get autographed copies of the book … which incidentally is filled with the author’s contributions toward a better and prosperous Nigeria. … how would I have known that this was the man that wrote a personal Memo to former President Olusegun Obasanjo that led to the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)? How would I have also known that he was equally the brain behind a personal Memo that led to the establishment of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and the Amnesty Programme that brought relative peace to that hitherto restive region? … It can be quite painful doing the ‘donkey job’ without being appreciated. In all this, did I detect any hint of bitterness in Dr. Mou? Not at all. He is still contributing his quota to ensure Nigeria gets back on the right track. This is surely one optimistic Nigerian.” The Nation.

• “Having successfully designed and masterminded many workable national schemes in the past in Nigeria, like the memoranda that led to the establishment of the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission), Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, the Amnesty Programme for the Niger Delta Region Militants, to mention just a few … Dr. Dan Mou, in these books, has (proposed) permanent solutions to these public policy challenges. … it is no fallacy to say that no one else could have done it better.” Dr. O.W. Bashorun, Provost, College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria

• “Dr. Dan Mou, Executive Chairman of centre for Poverty Eradication, Development and Equal Opportunity, has recently published 10 books on such topical issues as national security, good governance, democracy, girl child education and sustainable development. All 10 books were authored by Dr. Mou and appeal to a wide and varied audience, including policy makers and scholars.
I have personally gleaned through some of the books, and have read some reviews and endorsements by scholars and relevant authorities. I am thus convinced that the books would be of immense interest to a broad range of scholars, policy makers and students in higher institutions including strategic level establishments such as the National Defence College. As one critic rightly observed, “the purpose of these books is to stimulate international policy debate on the problems associated with sustainable development, national security, good governance and democracy in Africa”. Ambassador (Dr.) CW Wigwe, fwc, fdc (+), Provost, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Nigeria.

• “I am very impressed with their theoretical scope, command of extant literature and methodological sophistication. Dr. Mou’s books should be of immense interest to a broad range of scholars - from political theorists, to political economists as well as African area specialists.” Professor Crawford Young, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.

• “There is this perception that Nigerians don’t write and read. This perception is deep seated, even among intellectuals who see our authors as shallow researchers. But Making of an African Giant by Dr. Dan Mou, has debunked that myth and shown that Nigerians can write well researched and detailed books. So we have to ensure that readers know the book exists … It is quite prophetic in its assessment of the Nigerian State.” Agbo Agbo, Columnist, The Nation Newspaper.

• “Dr. Dan Mou’s Making of an African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria Volumes 1 & 2 which cover 1,860 pages, are not just mere books. They are clearly encyclopedia. Everything you want to know about the State, Politics, economy and society in Nigeria is there!” Dr. Yima Sen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria.

• “Dr. Dan Mou … Thanks for contributing to knowledge. Your books are highly expository and full of discoveries … We are very proud of you.” S.A. Raofu, Chairman, Committee of Deans, AOCOE, Lagos, Nigeria.

• “The books by Dr. Dan Mou are chunky both in terms of size but also in terms of content and of course price. But essentially, each one is worth the investment as they would not only enrich the Library but avail readers within and outside the College, including Research Fellows, of invaluable sources of reliable and well-researched works on topics of critical importance to current national and international issues. Some of the topics could form the basis of further research, thus extending the frontiers of knowledge. Out of the 10 books listed I am inclined to recommend that the College Library should acquire 7. These are:

a) National Security, Democracy and Good Governance in Post-Military Rule in Nigeria Vol.I.
b) National Security, Democracy and Good Governance in Post- Military Rule in Nigeria Vol.II
c) Making of an African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria Vol.I.
d) Making of an African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria Vol. II.
e) National Security, Good Governance and Democracy in Africa.
f) State Power, Agrarian Policies & Peasant Welfare in Nigeria.
g) Girl Child Education, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa”.
Ambassador (Dr.) CW Wigwe, fwc, fdc (+), Provost, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Nigeria

• “I have bought and read these Dr. Mou’s books. It is clear now that I am one of his quiet admirers … Dr. Mou is certainly one of the best scholars we have on the African continent … As an educationist myself, before I became a Traditional Ruler, I agree totally with his analysis and conclusions in these books. In particular I recommend these books to governments, politicians, policy makers, educationalists and the general public.

I share the optimism Dr. Mou has expressed in these books, that once the recommendations there in are adopted and meticulously implemented, with proper monitoring and evaluation of such resultant policies and programmes, Nigeria and indeed Africa, would be able to solve most of the challenges currently associated with national security, good governance and democracy on the continent.

Buy these books, read these books and above all, take the necessary steps to implement the policy recommendations Dr. Mou has offered therein all over the continent of Africa. Well done, Dr. Mou.” HRH Alh. (Dr.) Sheban Audu, Nizazo III, Etsu Kwali, Etsu Kwali’s Palace, Abuja, Nigeria.

• “The purpose of Dr. Dan Mou in these books is certainly to stimulate international policy debate on the problems associated with sustainable development, national security, good governance and democracy in Africa. Dr. Mou, a reputable public policy expert of world-class standing, who had also worked for three decades at the highest level in the Public Service of Nigeria, and currently serves as a Member of the Presidential Jobs Board in the Presidency at Abuja, has done an excellent work in these books.
I am very thankful to God and to Dr. Mou that these seven books are now available for all to read. I hope that the rich content of these books will generate the needed debate, awareness and stimulate concrete policy actions to tackle these issues in Africa that would guarantee maximum positive results.
I recommend these books as a must-read for educationists, scholars, policy matters, politicians and the general public.” Dr. Edet B. Ekpenyong, President, Pan African Girl Child Education Foundation, Abuja, Nigeria.

• “I thank God for having the opportunity to read four of Dr. Dan Mou’s recently released books on different subjects relating to Nigeria and Africa as a whole. The ones I have so far read are:

Making of an African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria, (Volumes I and 2); National Security, Good Governance and Democracy in Africa; State Power, Agrarian Policies and Peasant Welfare in Nigeria – all published by AuthorHouse in Bloomington, Indiana, USA; and Girl Child Education, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Africa, published by Pan African Publishing House, Abuja, Nigeria.

Dr. Dan Mou has proven himself a world-class scholar and an intellectual colossus. His reputation as an internationally renowned public policy expert has continued to soar…
Dr. Mou’s books are meant to solve African problems and they surely would. These books of a literary icon are strongly recommended for intellectuals, policy makers, and even for the general readers. I congratulate him for these remarkable achievements.” Professor Justice Abdul Fatai Kuti, First Justice of Abuja High Court; and former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State of Nigeria.

• “Dear Prof. Dan Mou,
Congratulations for these stimulating and wonderful books. Yes, this is you! … I believe these books would make landmark contributions to knowledge! Well done… Best Regards.” Gen. Chris A. Garuba, CFR., Former Military Governor of Bauchi State and former Commandant, National Defence College, Nigeria.

• “The books [by Dr. Dan Mou] are impeccably well-packaged, well written and arranged. The language is lucid and reader-friendly. As already indicated, the books are bulky and intimidating but once picked up it is difficult to put down. That is the power of the narrative and analysis: indeed, that is the selling point for the books and Dr. Mou must be commended for this intensive and extensive forage into public sector research”. Ambassador (Dr.) CW Wigwe, fwc, fdc (+), Provost, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Nigeria.

• “Professor Dan Mou,
Congratulations for these two outstanding text books: Making of an African Giant: State, Politics and Public Policy in Nigeria, Volumes I and 2. This is what Professors should be doing to promote academic excellence. Your achievements do not come as a surprise to me. You are really worth this! Warm Regards.” Dr. Elijah Apine, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria.

• “The College Librarian may wish to consider acquisition of these Dr. Dan Mou’s books in order to enrich the collection of the College Library while projecting it as a reliable and authoritative source of good books in the FCT and indeed the country”. Ambassador (Dr.) CW Wigwe, fwc, fdc (+), Provost, Centre for Strategic Research and Studies, National Defence College, Nigeria.

• “Dr. Dan Mou … I am highly impressed with your academic accomplishments, especially your copious research, which is both social, political and academic. Your flair for writing is amazing. I am delighted that you will be attending the … National Conference as you promised. I am sure many will like to meet you having read much of your published research. May God keep you and give you happy times to His Glory”. Dr. Titus Terver Udu, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.

• “Dr. Dan Mou … you are a gem and a rare gift to the intellectual world.” Prof. Zanzan Uji, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria.
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