Former Federal Lawmaker Slams Al-Makura Over Sacking Of State Counsel

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Rabiu Omaku

Hon. Ahmed Wadada, a former House of Representative representing Kokona/Keffi/Karu federal constituency has condemned the sacking of Ruqaiyyat Tijjani Usman as an immunity of the highest order by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura .

Wadada, who contested a senatorial seat under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the 2015 general election  made the condemnation on Sunday in an interview with Journalists in Keffi Local Government

He described the decision of the Governor as vindictive, whimsical, and unfortunate and a disgrace to democracy and called on the governor to have a rethink, He said that for the Governor to terminate the appointment of Tijjani-Usman, a staff with the state Ministry of Justice over her good advice to the Government on Lass fever and strike action is wrong.

The free primary and secondary education is a complete gimmick under Governor Al-Makura, what is the state of education in Nasarawa state as no society develops without sound education?

“That is why, I said I cannot rate Gov.Al-Makura administration because of his policies drive, workers has just called-off the three weeks strike.“And now, he has sacked a female worker over her comment through her Facebook page.

The lady deserved commendation for advising the Government that is not doing enough to fight Lassa fever in the state, for the lady to call the attention of the Government on Lassa fever is in the interest of the people of the state, Said Hon. Aliyu Wadada.

“The Governor lacks the power to terminate her appointment. What the governor should have done under ideal situation was to send her case to the Civil Service Commission or appropriate quota for fear hearing,” Wadada suggested.

He challenged Governor Al-Makura to adhere strictly to rule of law and embark on projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state for the overall development of the country instead of engaging on fierce battle with civil servant.

On his Polo Ranch inauguration, he said: “Polo is game of kings and it is also the king of all games and as we are all aware that sports can help in bridging the cultural, ethnic, religion and political divides, promote tolerance, peace, create job and advocates healthy life style among others.

The former House of representative member disclosed that whatever money accruable at the end of every tournament, 20 per cent would be channel to the education of the less privileged members of the society through the Wadada Education Foundation.

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