By Abbas Bamalli
Kano – A coalition of youths progressive associations under the aegis of Nassarawa Concerns in Kano state has called on Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to look into discrepancies in the selection, screening and subsequent approval of a nominee to serve as a local government Interim Management Officer (IMO) from Nassarawa Local Government in person of Malam Ado Baye.
The complaint is contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the coalition, Mr Zubairu Maisamari and issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
Maisamari said the action of the members of the state Assembly who conducted the screening exercise violated the provision of the section of the Kano State Local Government Ammendment Law, 2017.
“The section deals with the nomination, screening and approval of individuals to serve as local government caretaker chairmen before an election.
He explained that it has been part of the criteria for any nominee to be a civil servant on no less than grade level 13 with years of working experience.
However, the said Ado Baye was until his nomination and appointment as Bunkure local government Caretaker Chairman, was a staff of Nassarawa local government on grade 12, which is contrary to the provision of the Law as amended in 2017.
Maisamari, therefore, drew the attention of the state governor to the illegality in the action of the members of the state Assembly who screened and approved the nomination of Malam Ado Baye.
The coalition which recalled the tremendous achievements recorded so far by the Ganduje administration in the state within the last two years, said Gov. Ganduje has demonstrated commitment to serve humanity with respect to the rule of law in ensuring good governance.
The statement expressed gratitude to Ganduje’s huge investment in the provision of infrastructure within Nassarawa Local Government area and the state in general.
It cited example of Dakata to Bela road project, and other road projects within the area as well as the recent completion of the abandoned Giginyu general hospital.
“In view these, the coalition remained resolute to continue to rally round the Ganduje administration to fulfill its promises to the electorate and ensure the continuity of the administration comes 2019.
“However, it is pertinent for Gov. Ganduje to take urgent step to remedy the mistake made by the state Assembly in the screening and approval of Malam Ado Baye as local government caretaker chairman.
“This is necessary to avoid exposing the administration to ridicule; considering its popularity among the electorate not only in Kano state but the entire country,” Maisamari added.(NAN)