Knocks For Gov Bello Over Cabinet Nominees.||Anyigbaleft



MINNA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State for re-nominating some past commissioners, who were rated as ‘bunch of failures’ as cabinet members.

Bello had last week submitted to the state House of Assembly 17 names as commissioner nominees, including nine returnees from his first term and 18 Special Advisers the PDP said would make no difference in solving the challenges questions in the state.

The state PDP chairman, Tanko Beji, in a statement made available to journalists in Minna over the weekend, also accused the APC government of wasting over N10 billion in the past five years on nothing.

“We received with utmost disbelief the much anticipated list of commissioner nominees by the Niger State government, coming five good months after second term inauguration of Governor Sani Bello, is rather a list of below average performance men and women”.

The list, according to the PDP, included persons the Governor himself had scored as ‘failures’ in his first term of four years.

“We in PDP are most appalled that the same men and women who superintended over the construction of a N2 billion wasteful fence around the Government House, N3 billion on maintenance of the N1.7 billion (built and equipped by Babangida of PDP) brand new, Jummai Babangida Aliyu Neonatal Hospital Extension Minna, wasted N4.7 billion for the damaged Minna-Abuja, Tegina-Birnin Gwari Road maintenance, wasteful investment summit that yielded zero investments but cost Niger State hundreds of millions,” the statement said.

 The statement further said, “We recall with pains that the Governor had wasted millions of Naira and useful time traveling up and down within and outside the country, signing all types of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) running into hundreds of millions of Naira without a single one executed.

“Given what we have seen so far in the last five wasted years, and several billions of Naira disappeared with no single project worth N2 billion physically or visible, Governor Bello and his party, the APC, will do well to go on a crash course in any of the PDP states and take a quick glimpse into the following documents developed by the PDP, vision 3:2020 and moving forward Action plan.
“The promised and failed power plants come to mind, the MoU with broad-based communication to train 500 youths, MoU with Dangote Sugar, MoU with a Hungarian investor, MoU with Vyonarc Dev. Ltd, MoU with Roche, MoU with Bill and Melinda Gates, MoU with FGN on Zungeru water, UN- Habitat agreement, Fish MoU with All State’s investment ltd, MoU with USADF and many more numerous to mention”.

Beji took a swipe at the Bello administration for its inability to pay the N30,000 minimum wage, saying, “The PDP cannot in anyway understand that people who claim after screening of the civil servants and paying several Billions from the Finance Ministry as salaries has now come up with a tactics to frustrate the implementation of minimum wage.”


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