In 2014, Governor of Gombe state, Hassan Dankwambo announced the appointment of over 1,086 aides to the bewilderment of many observers.
The same governor, on Thursday, February 4, approved the appointment of 43 Special and Personal Assistants and four other news crew members, to the Gombe state government house.
This appointment has come under immense criticism- especially as the nation is at a point where austerity measures are being taken to steer the country clear of an oncoming recession.
A press release which was signed to this effect, by the Secretary to the State Government, James Pisagih, went viral online and on social media, on Thursday.
See the full list of the appointees.
Ibrahim Jalo Gani – S.A Special duties
Shamaki Bello Kawuni – S.A Protocol
Didan Mela Dansanta – S.A Protocol
Abdullahi Amtai – S.A Political
Zakali Jagali- S.A Social Media & Community Relations
Baba Abdullahi S.A (Domestic)
Wada Abubakar- S.A Protocol
Lamu Sale Dakku- S.A Protocol
Abubakar Doya- S.A Political
Sargius Kadiri- S.S.A (Technical Services)
Wunako Apollos- S.A General duties
Hon Ya’u Tukur- S.A Political
Abdullahi Babayo – S.A Political
Abubakar Magaji Bello- S.A General Duties
Hauwa Musa Lanti- S.A Women Affairs
Hassan Adamu- S.A Special Duties
Hajiya Adda Alkiali- S.A Political
Mole I J. Benneth- S.A Politcal
Samira Sani Baba- S.A Political
Hussaina Bille- S.A Political
Hajja Malami- S.A Political
Fatsuma Wuyo- S.A Political
Sakinwa Yelwa- S.A Domestic Affairs
Babajo Deba Domestic affairs
Hadiza Chaki- S.A Political
Kabiru Doho- S.A domestic affairs
Evelyn Oksakie- S.A Political
Abner Maiyango- S.A Political
Alh Bala Sani- S.A Political
Pastor Joseau Nabinta- S.A General duties
Alh Usman Garba- S.A Political
Mr Ishaya John Alkali- S.A Protocol
Alh Audu Dabua- S.A Political
Mal. Adamu Mohammed- P.A Political
Mal Abubakar Umar- P.A General duties
Mrs Jummai Usman- P.A political
Alhaji Abdulahhi Member- P.A political
Asabe Baba Adamu- S.A protocol
Mrs Challa Victor- S.A protocol
Aishatu Yola- P.A Protocol
Dantala Babayo- P.A protocol
Rashida Bolari- P.A Domestic affairs
Rabiu Usman Hassan- P.A Protocol
The governor also approved the appointment of four information officers as news crew of the Gombe state government.