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Why the attacks on SGF must stop

When people see no good in someone, they go to any length to destroy that person. That is the situation with the Secretary to the…

When people see no good in someone, they go to any length to destroy that person. That is the situation with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engineer Babachir David Lawal, who has become a target for hunters who are desperate to bring him down at all cost.
While it is a very common thing for holders of high political positions, such as the SGF, to encounter some form of antagonism, the case of Lawal has taken a worrying dimension. The worst part is that instead of the people of Adamawa State  to celebrate their son, it is actually the other way round.
Some politicians who feel threatened by the emergence of Lawal as the SGF have been spreading all sorts of stories.
The latest development is using the appointment of Barr. Boss Mustapha by the federal government as the director-general of the Nigerian Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to renew their campaign against the SGF. Anyone who knows the two gentlemen will not accuse the SGF of any wrong doing. The insinuation that the SGF favours only his kinsmen is not true.
And while it is true that Adamawa central presently has more appointees than the other two senatorial districts, it is totally false to say the other two got nothing. The northern senatorial district produced the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Policy Development and Analysis, Ibrahim Hassan Bapetel, while Dr. Aliyu Aziz from Adamawa South was appointed as the director general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
The federal government and the party caucus are in agreement that no senatorial zone would be given more appointments than the other throughout the country. What is happening is that since not many appointments are done at once, one may feel that it is lopsided, but by the time more names are released, you will find that every part of the country is duly represented. We, the indigenes of Adamawa should support our own.
Ahmed Hammanjoda  wrote from Dodore, Yola.
 

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