TARABA: Old Appointees Recycled As Usual



ALTHOUGH there has been a lot of ongoing lobby in Taraba state by politicians seeking to be appointed by the new governor of the state, Arc. Darius Ishaku, that does not in anyway contribute to the delays in announcing the relevant appointments.

It has been observed that what delayed the exercise was the non- inauguration of the 8th legislative assembly which was done on Wednesday. The delay in appointment, as gathered by The Guardian would soon be a thing of the past as the members of the House of Assembly have concluded plans to commence sitting on June 15.

Even at that some appointments which include that of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in person of Anthony Andrew Jellason, Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Sylvanus Giwa, have been made by the governor.

So, as at the last count, only three appointments have so far been made by the administration of former Minister of State for Niger Delta Affair, now governor of the state, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku.

Even though no eyebrows are being raised in the state as a result of the delay in appointments, The Guardian however noticed that all the appointees so far are persons who have in the past served in state government.

The SSG for instance was the former Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resource during the reign of governor Danbaba Suntai before the ill-fated plane crash that kept him away from office till the expiration of his tenure.

The new SSG was sacked from office by the administration of the sacked Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar for his alleged complicity in the funds meant for the victims of the 2012 flood disaster.

Many believe the new SSG has the needed requisites to assist the governor to turn the state around.

The election of a new speaker in the person of Abel Peter Diah which was well applauded by the people who said he would as well help the governor to actualize his dream of catapulting the state to the greater height.

Already plans are underway to send the list of commissioner designates to the House of Assembly for screening.

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