Jigawa’s Lamido lauds Jonathan

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Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido
Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido

Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Friday lauded President Goodluck Jonathan for picking two ministers from the North-West state, saying the state was indebted to Jonathan for allowing the former Education Minister, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, to serve in his cabinet.

Lamido made the disclosure at a reception to honour the former minister in Dutse.

He said  the state government had no hard feelings that the former minister was removed, adding that they would continue to be grateful to Mr President.

“Before the minister was dropped, the state had two ministers, which was not the case with other states, and we feel highly honoured and dignified.

“As president, he has the constitutional power to hire and fire any political appointee,’’ Lamido  said.

According to him, Rufa’i  is a good ambassador of the state who made Jigawa people proud.

He said that the state would continue to remember her for the honour and dignity she had brought  to the people.

Earlier, the former minister thanked Lamido for nominating her, and the president for allowing her to serve as a  minister in his cabinet, describing her  experience as wonderful.

Rufai extolled  her husband’s endurance and patience, saying: “he is among the few men who can tolerate their wives going  out and  not minding  when these women  will be back.” (NAN)

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