A governor in Nigeria’s northern state has created a portfolio for the unmarried women in the state and has appointed a special assistant to coordinate affairs.
Bauchi State Governor Governor, Bala Mohammed surprised followers of his administration on Thursday, when he named Ms Balaraba Ibrahim as his Special Assistant (SA) on Women Affairs (Unmarried).
Ms Ibrahim’s appointment was confirmed in a memo dated August 4, 2020, and signed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mohammed Baba.
“I am pleased to convey the approval of his Excellency Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, the Governor of Bauchi State, for your appointment as Special Assistant, Women Affairs (Unmarried).
“The appointment is based on your knowledge, experience and personal qualities of hard work, honesty and absolute loyalty. I would expect you to utilise all these qualities in facing the challenges of your office to facilitate the attainment of our collective goal and the expectation of our electorate.
“The terms and conditions of your appointment as enunciated in the regular government policies as applicable,” the letter of appointment read.
However, Ibrahim’s appointment has been greeted with comments from Nigerians on the social media, who have expressed mixed reactions on the governor’s decision to have a special consideration for unmarried women in the state.
Below are some of the comments:
Bauchi to the world 😂
SA "Unmarried Women's affairs" pic.twitter.com/ClwSQvTg2O
— Káyọ̀dé Ògúndámisí (@ogundamisi) August 6, 2020
Gov. Bala Muhammad (Kaura) of Bauchi state appoints a Special Adviser on Unmarried Women. Congratulations😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/G751Xz84JL
— Uncle Anass💕 (@UncleAnass) August 6, 2020
Bauchi gov appoints special assistant on unmarried women affairs.
Yes, unmarried women affairs. Don't laugh. 😑
All the shingle ladies! 😂
— AyeMojubar (@ayemojubar) August 6, 2020
Meet the newly appointed Special Assistant on Unmarried Women Affair to Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed🤣
You people are wicked…..as you can see, she's NOT married…..so appointment well deserved jareeee😃😀 pic.twitter.com/StJqpLLd9P
— CBN Gov Akinsola Ak🇳🇬 (@cbngov_akin1) August 7, 2020
Make una kom shee shomtin 😂
Bauchi State Governor Appoints Special Assistant On “Unmarried Women” Affairs.
When would all these awoof money they're chopping purge them into the bottomless pit?
Even Hushpuppi no burn money reach NIGERIA 🚶♂️👁️🚶♂️ Jeez… pic.twitter.com/sMumI06oK5
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) August 6, 2020
Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed appoints S.A on "Unmarried Women Affairs." 🤔
— Port Harcourt People (@AskPHPeople) August 6, 2020
That woman put in charge is the present chairlady of Bauchi state association of divorced women. Na the governor know wetin him dey find. But until Nigerians begin to think in general society benefits and not self-centred, we will not move forward
— Olushola Olufolabi (@olushola_shola) August 7, 2020
Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as his Special Assistant on Unmarried Women Affairs…
— Inspiration FM 105.9 (@ifm1059) August 7, 2020
The Bauchi State Governor has appointed a Special Assistant on Unmarried Women Affairs.
The intersectionality in patriarchy.
— Noel (@BeingsNotBins) August 7, 2020
Bauchi State Governor appoints a "Special Assistant for Unmarried Women Affairs".
At a time when world leaders are working out ways to restabilize their economy, get students back to school, empower SMEs, ensure security, etc.
Something is terribly wrong with Nigerian leaders.
— Jeff Okoroafor (@JeffOkoroafor) August 7, 2020
Just in case you don't know, Bauchi state now as a Special assistant on Unmarried women affairs. Only on Nigeria! 😅 pic.twitter.com/JhoqAmeUO4
— Kunle Adeniyi (@Sirk_AAA) August 7, 2020
Bauchi governor don open official office for person wey dey help am control chics
— Austeen Magicfingaz (@IamMagicfingaz) August 7, 2020
The Bauchi State governor has just appointed a Special Assistant on Unmarried Women Affairs.
— CoalCityConnect (@Coal_City) August 7, 2020
All Unmarried Nigerian Ladies,Bauchi state is your best Investment Destination for 2020
— Mallam Piqueone ®️ (@AbduLkinG_) August 7, 2020