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.
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
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.
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.
Commissioner of Information