Our attention has been drawn to some publications in the Media to the effect that the Adamawa State Governor His Excellency Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla had apologised to Adamawa Women for appointing only one woman in his Cabinet. Nothing could be further from the truth.
His Excellency has no reason to do that because it is not true that he has only one female Commissioner in his Cabinet. As a matter of fact the Adamawa State Cabinet has four very dynamic women on Board holding the most strategic Ministries in the State. Professor (Mrs) Kaliptapwa Farauta is the Hon. Commissioner of Education, Barrister (Mrs) Lillian Steven-Kayode is the Hon Commissioner of Works, Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar is the Hon Commissioner of Health while Barrister Shanti Shashi is the Hon Commissioner of Solid Minerals Development. For anyone to say the Governor has only one woman in his Cabinet is the height of mischief and a clear attempt to stand facts on their heads. We wonder why these people keep focussing on mundane issues rather than the more germane issues such as the manifest confidence His Excellency Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla has expressed in the ability of Adamawa Women to transform Adamawa State by overseeing some of the most challenging aspects of our development agenda.
So far the present Government has constructed over 40 roads and is rehabilitating the main artery of Jimeta-Yola which spans from the Airport Roundabout to the Yola Road axis. These jobs are being supervised by a respected woman of Adamawa as the Commissioner of Works. One of the avowed policies of this government is to develop alternative sources of income and the development of Solid Minerals sector is key. This is where another dynamic woman is in charge. In the social sectors of Health and Education, the demands are enormous while the challenges are herculean. It took extreme confidence in the abilities in Adamawa Women for the Governor to hand them over to women.
Beyond all of that is the fact that these women have proved that the Governor's confidence is well reposed and the achievements in these areas speak volumes of the resolve of Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla to transform Adamawa State. These feats are things we should be celebrating rather than some imaginary apologies for appointing only one woman when indeed they are four.
Ahmad Sajoh (mnipr)
Hon Commissioner of Information