By Moses Gbande
The leadership of the Middle Belt Journalists Forum, MBJF, has asked the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, NSHA, to reject the list of fifteen Special Advisers and Commissioners sent to the state lawmakers for passage.
President of MBJF, Jonathan IPAA, said in a press statement signed in Abuja that the lopsided list shouldn’t be approved.
“We read the list of 15 Special Advisers and Honourable Commissioners sent to the state lawmakers for approval as very biased. We noted that the diversity of the state wasn’t taken care of in the list.
“We therefore advise the state legislature to take note of the lopsidedness in the selection of the new cabinet and reject the list from the governor.”
In addition, the MBJF said, “without the fear of the reactions from some hired hands, Governor Sule shouldn’t be allowed to put the state into a religious and ethnic chaotic stage just because he wants to satisfy his godfather to secure a second term.”
MBJF believes “Governor Sule was yielding to his mentor, Sen. Tanko Almakura by reducing certain ethnic groups to second class status by eleavating religion as the only yardstick for the appointments into the state cabinet.”
NSHA Assembly on Thursday unveiled the list of 15 Commissioner Nominees as sent by Governor Abdullahi Sule to the assembly for confirmation.
The List Includes;
- Yakubu Kwanta-Akwanga
- Yusuf Aliyu Turaki-Awe
- Aisha Rufai Ibrahim-Awe
- Salihu Ena-Doma
- Umar Mukailu Gurku-Karu
- Nuhu Oshafu-Keana
- Idris Mohammed Idris-Keffi
- Abdulkarim Kana-Kokona
- Mohammed Sarki Tanimu-Lafia
- Abimiku Hanatu Bala-Lafia
- Fati Jimeta Sabo-Nasarawa
- Mohammed Yakubu Lawal-Nasarawa Eggon
- Daniel Agye!-Obi
- Ahmed Baba Yahaya-Toto
- Lucky Isaac Wamba