By: John Johnson, Yola
Gov. Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has decried what he described as unjust treatment of Adamawa state indigenes in appointments at the Federal level, his government decries injustice in the allocation of appointments in the Federal civil service.
Speaking in Yola on Monday while receiving members of the Adamawa State Investment and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee at Government House, the Governor 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.
While observing that Adamawa state did not meet up its statutory quarter in the federal service, Governor Bindow expressed hopes that the APC-led federal Government would henceforth look into the matter with a view to ensuring fairness in the allocation of appointments.
He commended the committee for a wonderful job, stressing that his is committed to implementing 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 believe he will be willing to correct the anomalies”, he stated.
“Sen. Jonathan Zwingina, chairman of the committee had earlier to0ld the Governor that, the state only filled 1.5 per cent of its statutory vacancies in the federal civil service, which is grossly short of the status prescribed for each state to be allocated at least 2.5 percent of the federal civil service.
The former Senate Leader said that, while some states had filled 30 per cent, Adamawa had filled only less than one per cent, following which 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.