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Nigeria: Be Fair To Southern Kaduna In Your Appointments, Group Urges Gov Sani

Aug 23, 2023

By Sola Ojo, KADUNA

The Southern Kaduna Renewed Hope Movement (SKRHM) has urged Kaduna State Governor Uba Sani to ensure fairness, equity, and conscientious consideration in the distribution of responsibilities and appointments in his administration.

The group’s National Coordinator, Yusuf Kanhu, urged the governor to reconsider the pattern of appointments and ensure fairness and equity, particularly towards Christians and Southern Kaduna people.

Specifically, the Group appealed to the Governor regarding the confirmation of Mr Jerry Adams as the substantive Executive Secretary of the Kaduna Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS).

According to Yusuf, the recent appointments made by the Governor have not been representative of the diverse population of Kaduna State, particularly in terms of religious and regional diversity.

To him, in the last three sets of appointees, there has been an apparent imbalance, with a larger proportion of Muslims and a smaller proportion of Christians being appointed.

He noted that out of 14 Commissioners, only three are Christians while the majority are Muslims.

“The most recent batch of appointees included only one Southern Kaduna Christian, further reinforcing our perception of unequal representation.

“We emphasise that Governor Uba Sani should strive to ensure fairness, equity, and conscientious consideration in the distribution of responsibilities and appointments.

“We acknowledge the efforts made by the governor in appointing a few individuals from Southern Kaduna, we assert that more should be done to involve individuals who have contributed to the emergence of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in positions of strategic importance.

“For instance, the role played by Mr Jerry Adams during Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administration where he reportedly significantly increased the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to over N50 billion.

“We believe that his track record and experience make him a suitable candidate for the position of the Executive Secretary of KADIRS,” he added.

Curled from TheSun