By Longtong Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – A coalition of Civil Society Groups in Kaduna under the auspices of the Concerned Civil Society Group has petitioned Kaduna State House of Assembly against screening the nominee Commissioner for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Daniel Amuze Auta, saying he is not suitable for the position.
In a letter dated 5th August, 2015, signed by the group’s Coordinator and Secretary, Emmanuel Bonnet and Abel Adejor respectively, the group stated that the man is not capable based on the nominee’s C.V and information presented to the public, and also his past experiences in understanding and appreciating the challenges of the youth.
It pointed out that, young people are faced with numerous challenges that affect their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development (identity, drugs, crime, self esteem and unemployment), thus, needs experience to tackle such issues.
The letter also requested that, House Members should ask the prospective commissioner to state his competence in youth development over the past years that qualify him to oversee the youth ministry. “Failure to satisfy the house with cognate experience to handle the above issues should see the honorable house rejecting his nomination as the Commissioner, Ministry of Youths, Sports and Culture.”
“We urge the Honorable House to perform its responsibility of being the representatives of the people to ask the nominees questions that would provide the citizens with confidence that the right people are placed on the right jobs and not ask them to take a bow,” the letter added.