The Niger State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has described last week’s cabinet reshuffle by the state governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as an outright display of insensitivity to the plight of the people by the Peoples Democratic Party-led government.
Recall that Governor Aliyu had changed the former Head of Service, Abass Bello to become Commissioner of Science and Technology and appointed Alhaji Hamid Khadi Kuta as his replacement while the erstwhile Chief of Staff, Dr Joshua Bawa, was appointed as Commissioner of Special Duties and Umar Nasko appointed as the new Chief of Staff.
But APC in a statement issued on Sunday in Minna, the state capital by its state Publicity Secretary, Mr. Jonathan Vatsa, said the exercise was an action aimed at securing the political interest of the Mr. Aliyu and not the interest of the people.
“According to him, the recent cabinet reshuffle was mere waste of government time and resources because it was mere recycling of the same old hands to serve the governor’s political ambition in 2015”, it said.
Vatsa said it had become increasingly clear that the PDP under Governor Aliyu in the state was tactically encouraging corruption and disorder.
“When the PDP administration of Babangida Aliyu came on board, it promised not to work with thieves and corrupt officers of the preceding Kure administration in the state. But we see today that he has not only included the members of Kure’s administration in his government but has embarked on outright financial recklessness and insensitivity to the plight of the common man in the state”, it said.
The state APC spokesperson claimed that the people of the state were wallowing in poverty while civil servants remained grossly under paid
“This deception must stop, we urge the good people of Niger State not to be deceived by the cosmetics of the government which beauty is in the rhetoric of government pronouncement with no practical achievements to show for it”, it said.