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Gov Ishaku faults Women Affairs Minister’s visit to Taraba

By John Mkom

Jalingo—Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has berated the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, for not informing the state government of her five days visit and intention to distribute relief materials to Internal Displaced Persons, IDPs.

Ishaku- Alhassan
Ishaku- Alhassan

The governor, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sylvanus Giwa, claimed that the minister, on her arrival, deliberately refused to notify the Ishaku-led administration on her five-day official visit in the state because the government was allegedly victimising those who sympathised with her during the just-concluded governorship election in the state.

Giwa, in a statement, also alleged that the minister broke protocol as a minister from the state by coming to the state without notifying the government on her planned distribution of relief materials to IDPs in the state, who were under the watch of the state government.

According to the statement, “the minister said she refused to intimate the state governor on her official visit deliberately, but the presidential relieve materials were conveyed by NEMA and handed over to Taraba State Emergency Management Agency.

“The Permanent Secretary from Taraba State is under the governor that is working at the agency. Tell me how the state government is not involved in this exercise?”


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