Another Aide To Bauchi Gov. Abandons Post, Claims Marginalization 


From Yahaya Audu, Bauchi


Barely few months after the resignation of the Bauchi state Commissioner of Planning and Budget  Alhaji Shehu Barau Ningi and the Special Adviser to the Governor on investments Honourable Sama’ila Sunusi, another Senior Special Assistant [SSA] on scheduling to the state Governor Tahir Ibrahim Tahir has resigned his Appointment.

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‎Announcing his resignation while briefing newsmen in Bauchi Today he said it was due to his marginalization by other aides who deny him access to his principal to offer pieces of advice for the good of the state and the lackadaisical attitude being exhibited by Governor Mohammed Abubakar to work with ‘development oriented aides’.

” As for me, i definitely fall in the category of those that have been used, misused and dumped. we are now a liability to the government. Gone are the days when they needed people like us to gain acceptance and popularity. I was the number one appointee of the Governor during the campaigns through to the first few months in office before the appointment of other key appointees”. He noted.

Tahir who alleged that as senior special assistant on scheduling he was dropped from the governor’s domestic and overseas itinerary by the Chief Security Officer claimed that he waited patiently for his principal to remedy the situation but was eventually frustrated as all his duties were taken away.

” Access to him was truncated, access to his office became a pilgrimage, access to his residence became a mirage. I was just a stooge who was appearing around the governor and looking like i was with the governor. Meanwhile we were miles apart. I have resigned from my post as the Senior Special Assistant on Scheduling. It is better to die standing than to live kneeling down”. He said.

Aside from that, the former SSA accused the president administration in the state of poor performance lamenting that it had nothing to show for its two years in power. ” The administration has been rudderless and just seems to take on issues as they come without any clear blueprint, plan or manifesto with well laid out timeline to deliver campaign promises to pursue the change mantra as publicized before coming into power”.



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