From Umar Dankano,Yola.
Adamawa state Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla has been advised to appoint his Principal Personal Assistant (PPA), ,Alhaji Abdullahi Bakari as the new chief of staff to his government.
The advice was given by some lawmakers of the state Assembly Wednesday in Yola, stressing that late Abdulrahaman Abba Jimeta has contributed his quota graciously and that the exalted seat needs someone to continue the good job like Abdullahi Bakari who had worked closely with the former (late Abba Jimeta).
Spokesman of the lawmakers, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abubakar (APC-Mubi South) said about 17 of the lawmakers felt Bakari has what it takes to replace the late up and doing chief of staff.
“Bakari remains the best foot forward to fill that vacuum created by the departure of Abba.
“Bakari worked closely with Abba in Government House. If we want continuity at this critical time, then Bakari is the answer,” Abdulrahman said.
He noted that Bakari as an energetic youth is also a team player with the needed experience having served as state Organizing Secretary and Secretary of APC which saw to the victory of the party at all levels during the last general elections.
“Bakari was a key player as State Secretary of APC and everyone knew the active role he played in the victories of President Buhari, Gov. Bindow and other elective positions under our great party APC.
“Bakari’s role is also fresh in our mind in the smooth conduct of the just concluded APC Ward, local government and state congresses in the state,” Abdulrahman said.
It would be recalled that Late Abba Jimeta died in the early hours of Monday, 18th June 2018 in Makkah while he was performing Umrah (Lesser hajj) after a brief illness and has been buried there.
Similarly at the weekly state Executive Council meeting, a valedictory session was observed as a mark of respect to late Chief of Staff, Abba Jimeta and was presided over by Governor Jibrilla Bindow.