Kaduna Assembly rejects commissioner nominee for criticising el-rufai

WorldStage Newsonline– The Kaduna State House of Assembly has rejected Aliyu Jafaaru Abubakar, one of the commissioners nominated by the State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.

Abubakar was said to have been  rejected for criticising governor El-Rufai over the years.

According to the Speaker, Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, who presided over the screening of commissioner nominees, his rejection followed his criticism of the el-Rufai’s policy on his Facebook handle since 2017 .

The Speaker noted that the nominee criticised El-Rufai’ policy on education which he described as the ‘best’.

Shagali  then cited the issue of unqualified primary school teachers who could not pass primary four examination.

The Speaker quoted the nominee to have said, “in your (nominee) Facebook account, you said there is nothing like making Kaduna State great again and that it is a deceptive cliche’ used by politicians to deceive the masses and ‘We’ will make Kaduna great at appropriate time.

“it is a responsibility for those who are truly sincere not for those who are inherently sarcastic. You also said El-Rufai must learn to tackle issues with human face, and said you are an advocate of change that goes to the root and cause not only the symptoms,

“You also said in the same post, stop comparing me with El-Rufai who thinks he is more intelligent than intelligence itself.

“You, however, said you are a humble human being that believes that all that glitters is not gold there is nothing authoritarian in insisting on the truth and never speak truth,

“I detest insincerity as there are better ways of genuinely solving problems.”

Meanwhile, the House Committee Chairman on Media and Public Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu Musa, told journalists shortly after plenary that el-Rufai’s nominee was rejected following his criticism of the current All Progressives Congress administration in the state.

“The evil that men do live after them, Jaafaru has been a critic of this administration on social media,” he said, adding that “why did he want to work with the governor.”

The House unanimously rejected the nominee.

Other nominees screened and confirmed are Mr. Thomas Gyang (Commissioner for Planning and Budget Commission), Hassan Usman Mahmud(Commissioner in the Governor’s Office for Riots, Damage, Rehabilitation and Resettlement), and Atiku Musa(Auditor for General Local Government).

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