From Yakubu Mustapha Minna

Residents in Minna the Niger state capital have expressed concern over the way and manner governor Mohammed Umar Bago has been issuing political appointment without considering the integrity and past records of some appointed individuals.

A cross section of interview carried out by our reporter in Minna revealed that that some of the appointees does not deserve them especially as it affects the sensitivity of the religion of the citizens where integrity, past records and service delivery are the hallmark of the activities.

The residents who were reacting to the recent appointments released through the official statement issued by the governor’s Special Adviser on Digital Media and Strategy, Abdulberqy Usman Ebbo that went viral on social media blamed close friends of the Governor for the development.

The residents further said the Governor should have made wide consultation before issuing out the appointments, saying some individuals appointed have questionable Character and will be serving their personal aggrandizement.

Nigerlites further expressed dissatisfaction over the return of a new wine in the same bottles that cannot make any difference in the lives of the citizens but only doing everything possible to remain in the corridors of power in order to have access to public funds.

One of the residents in an interview with Prestige FM Minna, Nuhu Musa however applauded the appointment of some well-deserved personalities following the gradual release of the new appointments on the political space of Niger state while he further challenged governor Bago on lopsidedness observed in some local government areas.

According to one Abdulkareem Zakiru who lamented that politics is about compensation but many of them who also suffered during the campaigns which brought in the present APC led administration in the state were dumped to their faith, while advising the governor to reconsider appointing all committee members of the Governorship Campaign council in his appointments that will assist him to ensure the realization of a ‘New Niger Agenda’.

He added that although one cannot satisfy everyone at a goal but it’s very unfortunate that some individuals were considered leaving behind some prominent individuals that deserves appointment in Bago’s government considering their sacrifice to the All Progressives Congress APC in the state.

It was further gathered that all committee members of the Bago and Yakubu Gubernatorial Campaign Council were sidelined.

Reacting to the development, the All Progressives Congress Publicity Secretary in the State, Labaran Sarkin Kaji, urged the aggrieved members to be patient, saying Governor Umar Bago will carry everyone along, adding that APC is fully aware and informed about all government decisions in the state.

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