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Adamawa Government Decries Injustice In Federal Appointments

By Tom Garba, Yola
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The Adamawa state government has expressed concern over injustice in the allocation of appointments in the Federal civil service.

Gov. Jibrilla Bindow made this known on Monday while receiving members of the Adamawa State Investment and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee at Government House Yola.

Bindow said that his administration would pursue the lopsided allocation of slots in the federal civil service to the state with a view to correcting the injustice.

He noted that the state did not meet up its statutory quarter in the federal service, expressing hope that the APC-led federal government would henceforth ensure fairness in the allocation of appointments.

While commending the committee for a wonderful job, the governor expressed his commitment to implement the recommendation of the committee as soon as they submitted the comprehensive report to him.

``I will pursue this injustice mated on our state in the past especially in the area of allocation of appointment slots in the federal civil service.

``I will draw the attention of the SGF when the committee finally submits its reports over this matter and I belief he will be willing to correct the anomalies.

``I strongly believe that the APC-led federal government will be fair to Adamawa in subsequent appointments in the federal service.’’

Earlier, Sen. Jonathan Zwingina, chairman of the committee said that the state only filled 1.5 per cent of its statutory vacancies in the federal civil service.

According to him, the status prescribed for each state to be allocated at least 2.5 percent of the federal civil service.

He noted that while some states had filled 30 per cent, Adamawa had filled only less that one per cent.

The former Senate Leader said that the committee had recommended an Adamawa Investment and Promotion Forum in its report.

He explained that the forum would produce a blue print for an investment drive in the state.

Zwingina said that the forum would assemble sons and daughter of the state who were successful in all fares of their business endeavors.

On investment opportunities for the state, He said that the committee had reached out to various business organizations and individuals, who were already indicating interest in investing in the state.

Zwingina, who said the reports of the committee would be ready soon, said that the committee had already indentified Adamawa state owned assets which were moribund outside the state.

He explained that most of the state owned assets which could generate funds for the state were abandoned outside the state.

The committee was constituted in 2016 at the inception of the present administration.

Its terms of reference among others includes; find out the position of the state in the federal civil service, find out the states assess lying fallow outside the state, and find out areas of investment for the state.