By Bitrus Osagie
The North-East Support Groups for Asiwaju has commended President Bola Tinubu for choosing the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Dr Bello Muhammad Matawalle as one of the ministerial nominees to be confirmed by the Senate.
Comr. Khalid Shehu Kabo, the coordinator of the group in a news conference described Matawalle’s choice as a good pick that would help Mr President to fulfill his renewed hope agenda and add value to governance for the benefit of Nigerians.
Kabo said the news of Matawalle’s inclusion in the President’s nomination list submitted to the Senate for confirmation was well received by thousands of their members across the zone in view of the fact that the former governor had been a mentor and an inspiration to several youths in the zone and Northern Nigeria as a whole.
According to the group, Matawalle’s inclusion showed President Tinubu’s commitment to harnessing competent Nigerians of all faith, ethnicity and age towards rescuing the country from underdevelopment that had denied citizens of the benefit of good governance.
Kabo said that Nigerians would feel the good impact of Matawalle’s addition after the Senate must have confirmed him as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We will say publicly that we have found Dr Matawalle, the then coordinator of the Tinubu Campaign Council in the North-west, very forthcoming and passionate about sharing our values, visions and strategies for dealing with issues that affect Northern interests on security, on our economy, and on the manner we as Northerners relate with fellow Nigerians.
“Dr. Matawalle’s pedigree as well as his contribution to the campaign for the election success of President Tinubu has given him an edge over many politicians in the Northwest.
“The joy that comes with Matawalle’s nomination for a national appointment is therefore ecstatic, the kind we would like to share with those Nigerians we care about and celebrate”