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Gov. Ishaku Did Not Sack His Chief Press Secretary

Gov. Ishaku Did Not Sack His Chief Press Secretary

The attention of the Executive Governor of Taraba state, His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, has been drawn to recent social media reports suggesting that he has sacked Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa, his Chief Press Secretary.

This was contained in a press release signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu.

It states that the report is not only wrong but a gross misrepresentation of what actually transpired.

It states that the Chief Press Secretary in the Office of the governor is a civil service position and should be occupied only by a career civil servant and Alhaji Hassan Mijinyawa is a political appointee, not a career civil servant.

It states that his appointment 13 years ago as Chief Press Secretary was, therefore, wrong and that his removal is not a sack but a correction of a previous mistake and that it is in line with civil services rules and regulations. He has, accordingly, been re-designated as Senior Special Assistant and will continue working in the Media Department of the Governor’s Office.

The general public is therefore, notified with all the emphasis desirable, that Governor Ishaku has not sacked Hassan Mijinyawa or any of his media aides and has advised journalists in the state, particularly those operating social media platforms, to show a lot more discretion and responsibility in their interpretation of government’s decisions and actions to avoid causing unnecessary disharmony among the people.


Gov. Ishaku, Other North East  Governors Hold Closed Door Meeting with President Buhari

Gov. Ishaku, Other North East Governors Hold Closed Door Meeting with President Buhari

By Bala Dan Abu.

Governor Ishaku together with other Northeast Governors stepping in to have a meeting with President Buhari.

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku was among the six governors of the North East geo-political zone that held a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari today (AUGUST 10, 2020) in Abuja.

The meeting held inside the Presidential Villa was convened to discuss security problems confronting states in the region.

The North East geo-political region has been the target of the deadly Boko Haram insurgency for more than a decade.

The insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, destroyed the social and economic lives of the people and left in its trail monumental problems of internally displaced persons, IDPs.

Recently, Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno State escaped death by the whiskers following an attack on his convoy by dare-devil Boko Haram killer squad.

The attack is the latest evidence that Boko Haram fighters are unrelenting despite claims of numerous successful attacks and decimation of their formations by the military.

Today’s meeting is expected to enable the governors of the region to make an input on how the region can be salvaged from the jaws of insurgency.