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Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa State has shed light on the role played by governors elected under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the formation of President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list.
He assures Nigerians that the list, expected to be fully unveiled by the National Assembly, will be free of controversy, as it has the blessings of the APC’s governors.
Expectations of a Rancour-Free List:
Governor Namadi, speaking to journalists in Dutse, Jigawa State, addressed speculations surrounding the ministerial list’s release.
He emphasized that the list was carefully deliberated upon with the input of the APC’s governors.
As a result, Nigerians can anticipate a harmonious and non-controversial selection of ministerial nominees.
Consultations between President Tinubu and Governors:
Governor Namadi revealed that President Tinubu had engaged in consultations with governors regarding the ministerial list.
The involvement of governors from the APC was sought, indicating a collaborative approach in the selection process.
This inclusivity is expected to foster a sense of unity and cohesion among state leaders when the final list is made public.
Understanding the “Calculator” Phenomenon in Jigawa State:
During the interaction, Governor Namadi also addressed the misconception surrounding the term “calculator,” which is associated with Jigawa State due to its former governor’s nickname, ‘Mr. Calculator.’
He clarified that the phenomenon does not entail any negative connotation, but rather represents the prudent and judicious use of the state’s resources for the public’s overall benefit.
Focus on Judicious Use of Resources:
The governor emphasized that the essence of the “calculator” approach is to ensure the effective management of the state’s resources.
This includes ensuring value for money in government projects and services.
By being fiscally responsible, the government aims to account for every kobo spent, directing resources toward projects that benefit the people and promote the public good.
Continuity of Prudent Practices:
Governor Namadi highlighted that the practice of financial prudence in Jigawa State did not imply hoarding money, but rather responsible financial management.
He noted that salaries and pensions have been consistently paid on time, demonstrating the government’s commitment to fulfilling its obligations to employees and retirees despite financial constraints.
Governor Namadi’s assurance of a rancour-free ministerial list underscores the collaborative efforts of APC governors in the selection process.
With President Tinubu’s consultations and the blessings of the party’s governors, the list is anticipated to promote unity and harmony.
Additionally, Governor Namadi clarified that the “calculator” phenomenon in Jigawa State represents a commitment to responsible resource management for the benefit of the public.
The state’s prudent financial practices have ensured the timely payment of salaries and pensions, showcasing their dedication to serving the people.
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