APC Chieftain Accuses Gov. Agbu of Appointing Stooges as Commissioners

By Callistus Agwaza

JALINGO – A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Taraba State Alhaji Aliyu Zubairu has accused the state Governor Agbu Kefas of appointing stooges as Commissioners so that he can have his way unchallenged.

Zubairu while addressing journalists in Jalingo said that the governor is operating the government as a one man business because the commissioners and other appointees lack the courage to challenge him.

He reveal that most of the commissioners have no knowledge of office procedure and have no idea of what happens under their ministries as the governor takes unilateral decisions without their inputs.

“It is so sad that the Governor deliberately appointed stooges as Commissioners who lack knowledge of the offices they occupy. They don’t raise memos for contracts executed from their offices as the Governor awards contracts without their knowledge and direct contractors to commence work.

“The Governor does not follow due process. Most of the contractors are from Niger delta while few are the Governor’s relatives from the southern Taraba. Governor Agbu is running the State like his personal estate.

“You are journalists and I challenge you to show me one project that the contract process followed due process as spelt out by the Procurement Act. We are in big trouble. The commissioners do not even know what goes on in their ministries and they can not challenge the governor because they are mostly small boys and lack administrative experience and courage”.

Efforts by to reach the State Commissioner of information and re-orientation, Hon. Zainab Jalingo for a reaction failed as she did not pick calls put across to her by journalists.

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