FEEDBACK: Gov wows Nigerians on SA appointment for ‘unmarried women affairs’

Bauchi, Women
Balaraba Ibrahim

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.

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“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: