The first official duty of the Newly sworn in Governor of Adamawa state, Rt Hon Umaru Ahmadu Fintiri was the appointment of the Secretary to the state Government,SSG,Engr Bashir Ahmed along side two appointments, Director General media and communications,Mr Solomon Kumangar and Chief Press Secretary to his Deputy, Mr Judge Kushi.
The first three set of appointments is causing both positive and negative reactions by the people of the state.
A loyalist of People Democracy Party (PDP) from Guyuk,Afraimu Jacob said the appointment of Bashir has placed the administration of Fintiri to begin in a bad precedence.
According to hin he has been following the campaign train of the Governor from beginning to the end,the new SSG is not much visible and to him he did not offer much contribution to deserve the appointment.
Afraimu revealed that is sure critical stakeholders were not consulted before the Governor’s decision to appoint Engr Bashir as the new SSG.
“I don’t think Fintiri has consulted widely before he appointed Engr Bashir his SSG,may be he consider his past relationship with him,who served in his Short lived three months tenure as commissioner of works while he was the acting Governor.
” I understand that he wants to give the office to the Adamawa central senatorial zone, but even at that there are more competent people the Governor would have shove for the office than Bashir who is widely known to be a Man of stiff principles. ” Afraimu said
A public commentator and a member of the ruling Party who fought toe and nail to see the reality of this government coming to be, Barr Sunday Joshua Wugira he said Engr Bashir is a perfect Match Man for Governor Fintiri to work for the total development of Adamawa state.
According to him the pedigree of Bashir is beyond measures haven been a commissioner of works and began the good steps of development in the state.
He said the new SSG has an unblemished records and his personality as a Man of integrity is unquestionable.
“Bashir is coming to bring development, coordinating the Government as the secretary of the state because his competence and pedigree is unmatchable.” Wugira said
He further said that people should understand that the Appointments as regard who and who work for the Government is purely the prerogative of the Governor to do that.
He Call on people to support the present administration of Fintiri to succeed because is people driven.
The newly appointed Director General,Media and communications, Mr Solomon Kumangar commented that the Governor has hit the ground running with the appointment of the New SSG as the engine room of the government.
According to Solomon Bashir as the SSG will be driving the policies of the Government,a Man who is know to be an all round success and believe is going to do well for the present administration to succeed.
The organizing Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a strongest opposition party that PDP displaced,Alhaji Ahmad Lawal in his comment said the PDP government has started a deceptive appointment as regard the office of the SSG.
He revealed that Adamu Aliyu Mustapha was initially tipped for the office, Governor Fintiri promised even the Christian Faith that if he Wins the election is going to give them the Chance to produce the next SSG.
Ahmed also said that he was reliable informed that the PDP party are now in the web of internal crisis over the appointment, as sources revealed to him that the Governor has also promised a former Governor of the state,Mr Boni Haruna that is single handedly going to bring a man that will be the next SSG,but all fail them at die minutes to give to Bashir.
He continue to say that the PDP faction under Alhaji Atiku Abubakar have also requested to produce the SSG knowing the much contributions Atiku made to win the election for PDP but Fintiri failed them to go for Engr Bashir his personal friend.
“We have said it time without being number, we said it over and over,again and again that PDP government in Adamawa state does not holds the good omen to unite us talk more of bringing development in the state. Lawan said
Lawan speak in confidence that the development is a pointer to the fact that people might not achieve their desires and their expectations becomes unpredictable especially when full appointments are made to form the executive council that will pilot the affairs of the state.