The Kaduna state government goofed by appointing Ahmed Maiyaki as the D.G Media and publicity to the Governor. A man who is a public health practitioner and has been practicing public health ever since. He has been with the Ask Kaduna pilot project, a DFID funded project on priority health issues in Kaduna state, from where he was yanked and appointed D.G media. He claims to be the principal consultant and chief executive of a media firm, Media Aid Limited, a media firm based in Abuja and Kaduna whose address is not traceable. His only unverifiable claim of work is that he was a freelance journalist at Radio France Internationale since 2007
As D.G media, Maiyaki is more of a commission agent than a media practitioner he claims to be, that can positively promote the image of the governor and the state in general
What were the criteria used in appointing maiyaki as D.G media? Patronage
Here is a man with no prior public media experience and who has never worked for any known media organization in the country, thrust to manage the media of a state like Kaduna. His lack of experience has been manifested severally with the recent being the issuance of threat to the good people of Aduwan village when they were attacked by armed Fulani marauders. How could he be issuing threats and warnings to a grieving people on behalf of his boss instead of sympathizing and condoling them over the loss of their loved ones? The answer simply is INEXPERIENCE, INEPTITUDE AND UNPROFESSIONALISM
Ahmed Maiyaki is nothing but a misfit and mis-match for the office of the D.G media, we are sure that by the time the heat starts coming in, this chap will simply buckle under pressure and will simply not be able to help his principal (s), then the chicken would have come home to roost ad it would have been too late by then
Form our interactions with journalists, they all complain that he has a very poor media relationship and tends to boss himself on them; and that he is ineffective, inexperience and is not a professional.
Kaduna belongs to us all and it is our responsibility to point out issues as this when the wrong people are put in public positions not fitting for them and bringing the state to shame and ridicule through their actions and inactions. Governor Mukhtar MUST learn to put round pegs in square holes
Caleb Samuel Abbott