Kaduna assembly rejects commissioner nominee who criticized el-Rufai on Facebook


The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday rejected the nomination of Aliyu Jaafaru as Commissioner for Agriculture, because of a  post published on Facebook in 2017 which he allegedly criticized the government of El-Rufai.

The Speaker, Aminu Shagali, who presided over the plenary, said Jafaaru critized El-Rufai’s education policy on the issue of disengaging unqualified teachers in the state.

“You criticized the same administration that is about to employ you now in one of your posts on Facebook. You said there’s nothing good about the education policy and attacked the governor,” Shagali said.

”The governor still chose you based on your merits, your CV was chosen among about 10 CVs presented to the governor, do you think it’s honourable to accept this nomination? To work for an administration whom you think is a bad one?”

“In your Facebook account, you said there is nothing like making Kaduna state great again, it is a deceptive cliche used by politicians to deceive the masses, we will make Kaduna great at appropriate time,” the speaker said.

“You said it is a responsibility for those who are truly sincere not for those who are inherently sarcastic. You also said el-Rufai must learn to tackle issues with human face. You said you are an advocate of change that goes to the root and cause (of a problem) not only the symptoms.

“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.

“You also said that you detest insincerity as there are better ways of genuinely solving problems.”

Abubakar however had no answers for the speaker.

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