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HJRBDA MD: Jigawa lawmakers in NASS petition FG

In a letter sent to the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr Abba Ruma and copied Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Jigawa…

In a letter sent to the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr Abba Ruma and copied Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido and others, the lawmakers noted that since the inception of the river basin in 1976, no indigene of the state has served as Managing Director of the organization.

The lawmakers noted that all the past chief executives of the authority either came from Kano or Bauchi states, adding that the current Governing Board Chairman of the Authority is from Kano state, same as the outgoing Managing Director.

The legislators observed that there are eminently qualified people from the state to man the affairs of the authority, adding that it is fair to adhere to the principle of representation from various states the organization was established to cater for.

The letter reads in part, “we feel that common sense and the need to be together call for principle of rotational appointment of the Managing Director of HJRBDA among the respective states it was established to serve. Since Bauchi and Kano states have enjoyed the appointment, even though it is a privilege, it is now the time of Jigawa to produce the next Managing Director of the Authority”

The lawmakers also drew the attention of the Minister of Agriculture to the fact that Jigawa state has no representation in the authority’s management committee and in the Board of Directors.

Meanwhile, the appendix to the letter shows that Kano produced MD for five times within the period, Bauchi produced once, with an acting MD from Adamawa in 1994.

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