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Male Commissioner For Women Affairs Ministry Raises Protest

Reactions have continue to trail the appointment of Alhaji Aliyu Bello Aliyu Tola as the commissioner for Ministry of Women Affairs by Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow Women groups, party stalwarts and stakeholders and some people of the state frowned their faces and kicked against the appointment.

Commenting on this development a women activist in the state Hajiya Rahima Bala asserted that she see no wisdom in appointing male commissioner to oversee ministry of women affairs. “This government is confuse, otherwise how do u explain this situation. We will continue to educate him (governor),’’ Bala noted.

Also commenting, an APC faithful Mrs. Rifkatu Dan Tsoho prevailed on the governor to rescind his decision, ‘’ I think it’s not too late to amend and rectify the inconsistency, people expect good change but not this kind of lopsided appointment. ‘’Already we are planning to march on the streets against this injustice meted against us, haba Bindow?’’ she queried.

However when asked on the happenings in the state a pundit Mr. Muhammad Ismail Damare blamed the state lawmakers for the charade. In his words,’’ The lawmakers have since shown that as far as the assembly is concerned, merit and professionalism are not virtues worthy of recognition and honouring and as such they could be shoved aside on the altar of whimsical political partisanship. ‘’

And most importantly, they have shown that the development of the state is not on their agenda and it appears that as long as their interests are served, the state and its people can go to hell. ‘’This in my candid view was the scenario the assembly projected by refusing to dance to the rhythm of the people which is too bad for a start. So, that’s why we are now witnessing all this kind of charade in the governance of the state, it’s time for Bindow to open his eyes, but can he?’’ Damare concluded.


-Tina Phineas, Yola

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