SSG Is A Major Stakeholder In All Institutions Of Gov’t – HoS ReactS To Bauchi Nursing College Students’ Protest
By Kamal Ibrahim, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Head of Service, Yahuza Adamu has said that Secretay to the State Government (SSG) is a key stakeholder in all government institutions and agencies in the state with overriding powers.
He said this in a statement in Bauchi reacting to the protest by the students of Aliko Dangote College of Nursing calling the SSG with all sorts of names following the reappointment of the provost of the college, Hajiya Rakiya Saleh in an acting capacity after her first office tenure expired on July 6th.
The Head of Service said the students were misguided by some vested group among their teachers who have weak knowledge about the process and procedure of appointing the provost.
He said while it is the prerogative power of the governor to approve the appointment of a substantive provost for the college, the SSG’s role in the process cannot be underestimated.
“The Head of Civil Service of the state noticed with dismay the unfortunate event of Monday, 25th July 2022, where some students were said to have protested over the appointment of the provost of Aliko Dangote College of Nursing Sciences, Bauchi.
“The action of the students was either due to a lack of understanding of the process of appointing the provost or they are misled by some vested interest to act in that manner.
“The Secretary to the State Government, as the Chief Scribe of the state, is a major stakeholder not only in the Aliko Dangote College of Nursing Sciences but in every other institution in the state.
“However, he has no prepared candidate as to who becomes the provost but, as all other good-meaning individuals, has an interest in who will serve the state better,” the statement read in part.
The Head of Service appealed for calm among the students, urging them not to allow themselves to be used as tools to accomplish a mission.