Wamakko’s commissioners stage comeback in Sokoto
In Sokoto, many commissioners and others who served under the former administration of Senator Aliyu Wamakko were among those nominated by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
Already, all 23 commissioner nominees were confirmed during the week by the state House of Assembly.
They include Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu Abdullahi Maigwandu, Arzika Tureta, Musa Abubakar, Bello Goronyo, Bello Gwiwa, Umaru Nagwari, Kulu Abdullahi, Tukur Alkali, Sadiq Achida, Aminu Bello and Jabbi Kilgori.
The remaining include Sahabi Gada, Saidu Umar, Abdulkadir Jeli, Sirajo Gatawa, Mani Maishinko, Muhammadu Sifawa, Suleman Usman, Nasiru Zarummai, Bala Kokani, Manir Dan’iya and Dr. Shehu Kakale.
The only female nominee, Hajiya Kulu Abdullahi is an educationist.
Governor Tambuwal had said in the letter to the State Assembly that the nominees were products of consultations.
“The nominees were selected after wide consultations within the sphere of our society and in conformity with Section 14 (4) of the Constitution, they are persons of proven integrity with good track record in their various vocations,” he stated.
But many described the composition of commissioners designate as ‘old wine in new bottle’.
“I see no reason why the same people who had served for years before should be recycled. Some were there as commissioners throughout the eight years of Wamakko’s administration, that means by the end of Tambuwal’s first tenure ,they would have spent 12 solid years as commissioners,” a resident of the state, Hajiya Rabiat Adamu, noted.
Also commenting, secretary of the PDP in Sokoto, Alhaji Kabir Aliyu, said, “as far as I am concerned there is no change for us in Sokoto, the change agenda prevailing in the nation, is not in Sokoto.
Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal