Commissioner-Nominees: Nasarawa Gov Warns Religious, Tribal Conflict Merchants

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, yesterday warned religious and tribal conflict merchants fanning embers of disunity over his appointment of commissioners to steer clear of the state.

Governor  Sule had recently nominated 17 persons and forwarded their names to the Nasarawa State House of Assembly for screening and possible confirmation as commissioners.

But  there were religious and tribal concerns raised by some persons hence the governor  warned individuals and groups against fanning the embers of disunity among party faithful and the general public in order not to pull the state from the brinks of progressive growth.

Sule gave the caution in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Affairs, Peter Ahemba, particularly pointing at the conflict merchants operating under the guise of religion and tribe.

He said: “My administration does not look at religion and tribal affiliations as the basis for appointment.

For the avoidance of doubt, my administration will continue to be fair to all segments of the society in all ramifications with the sole intent of achieving and/or implementing my promises as contained in the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) agenda.

“It is already public knowledge that, out of the numerous party faithful that expressed their desire to serve in the cabinet, after due consultations with relevant stakeholders across the state, we arrived at the choice of 17 persons and forwarded their names to the State House of Assembly for screening for possible confirmation as commissioners.”

 In view of the limited slots for commissioners, Governor Sule maintained that the situation had made it impossible for the numerous qualified party faithful to be appointed at a time, hence the need for people of the state to show understanding.

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