The Kaduna State House Of Assembly on Thursday rejected a commissioner nominee, Aliyu Abuja for criticising Governor Nasir El’rufai’s policies on Facebook.
Kaduna Assembly Governor El Rufai nominated Aliyu Abubakar as commissioner designate for the Ministry of Agriculture. But a highly placed government official who spoke with Vanguard on the development said the nominee will be dropped not because he criticised El Rufai but he did not declare his past position to government.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Aminu Shagali who presided over the sitting said the nominee was rejected for criticising the governor on his social media handles in year 2017. According to the Speaker, the nominee criticised one of the best policies of the governor on education which has to do with sacking of unqualified teachers in the state. Quoting some of the criticism on Facebook, the speaker said the rejected nominee said there was nothing like “making Kaduna state great again; it is a deceptive cliche used by politicians to deceive the masses. “You also said El-Rufai must learn to tackle issues with human face, you also said you are an advocate of change that goes to the root and cause not only the symptom.
“You also said in the same post, stop comparing me with El-Rufai who thinks he is more intelligent than intelligence itself, “You however said you are a humble human being that believes that all that glitters is not gold there is nothing authoritarian in insisting on the truth and never speak truth, “I detest insincerity as there are better ways of genuinely solving problems.”
He said with the position of the nominee on the governor, there was no way he would be clear to serve the same person he so stridently criticised. Chairman House committee on media and public affairs, Tanimu Musa, said the rejection was as a result of his criticism of the present administration. According to him, the evil that men do live even after them.