By Aliyu Dangida
Several former political appointees, who served alongside former Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, whose tenure ended on May 29, 2023, are now vying for positions in Governor Namadi’s administration.
According to Hotpen reports, these former appointees, including special advisers, special assistants, and senior special assistants from all 27 local government areas of the state, have been actively engaging in what appears to be sycophantic behavior, closely following Governor Namadi in an attempt to gain favor and secure appointments.
The eagerness to be included in the new government comes just two weeks after the swearing-in of members of the state executive council. The governor had sent a list of 25 names for confirmation as special advisers, special assistants, and senior special assistants to the state assembly.
However, according to Hotpen findings, the confirmation process has been delayed due to the inclusion of some additional names submitted to the state assembly for approval.
This delay has caused anxiety among hopeful political appointees, leading them to closely shadow Governor Namadi in hopes of securing a spot on the list.
A reliable source who chose to remain anonymous, revealed that these hopeful appointees go to great lengths to seek recognition from the governor, attending prayers in mosques and waiting in the governor’s visitors’ room.
It remains to be seen how the confirmation process will unfold, as the competition for coveted positions within the administration continues to intensify.