By Muh’d Zangina Kura, Dutse
Former chief of staff to former Jigawa state Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Malam Aminu Ibrahim Ringim, has won the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) gubernatorial ticket of the state.
Malam Aminu Ringim won the ticket during the party primary election that was held in Dutse, the State capital.
Declaring the election result the chairman of the primary election committee Malam Musa Kazaure said, Malam Aminu Ibrahim Ringim won the election being an only consensus candidate contested the ticket.
He however described the election as peaceful and transparent, also commended the party members for their contribution to the success of the exercise.
In his acceptance speech, Malam Aminu Ibrahim said “a s we match towards consolidating our democratic journey, I am sad to observe that Jigawa State is fast drifting to total collapse in almost all aspect of human spheres”.
“Poverty and depravation can be seen in all faces of our citizens, our people are facing numerous life challenges from increase out of school children, absence of trained and adequate personnel to serve in our health care system and totally unacceptable level of purchasing power of the citizens to attend some of the basis life needs”.
“Agriculture which has always been the mainstay of the rural economy has been intentionally neglected. Our State is blessed with massive land for agricultural production but the current political leadership has refused to provide improved seeds and modern fertilizer for agricultural output. These developments have deprived the State of adequate food security, thereby accelerating hunger and malnutrition in children”.
When you turn into the civil service which is supposed to be the engine room of every government, the State civil service today is unnecessarily polarized along political divide. The Principles of seniority, competence and/professionalism has been relegated to the back seat, while political patronage, incompetence and intimidation are promoted above the board.”
“Unfortunately, the entire State bureaucracy is confused, frustrated and deeply alienated. Public offices are now reduced to master-servant relationship on which they are no longer in the position to offer credible advice on consisted basis for people in authority out of fear of being intimidated, harass or unwittingly demoted” Aminu Ringim stated
He than promised that, if he become the next governor of the state he will restore the glory of the state civil service being the engine room of government as a first step to get professional advice, effective plan for implementing program and project that will address all the above mentioned problems militating the state.