A group of Lagos indigenes under the auspices of Omo Eko Pataki, have expressed dissatisfaction over the nomination of Hon. Jide Jimoh as a representative of Lagos/Ogun states in the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) by President Bola Tinubu.
WesternPost reports that Tinubu on Friday approved the appointment 12 persons to serve in the federal civil service commission, subject to the confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.
Those appointed were; Prof. Tunji Olaopa — Chairman, Dr. Daudu Ibrahim Jalo — Member (Representing Adamawa | Gombe | Taraba), Ms. Gekpe Grace Isu — Member (Representing Akwa Ibom | Cross River), Dr. Chamberlain Nwele — Member (Representing Anambra | Ebonyi | Enugu), Mr. Rufus N. Godwins — Member (Representing Rivers | Delta | Bayelsa), Dr. Adamu Hussein — Member (Representing Niger | FCT), Mr. Aminu Nabegu — Member (Representing Jigawa | Kano) and Ms. Hindatu Abdullahi — Member (Representing Kaduna | Katsina).
Others were; Mr. Shehu Aliyu — Member (Representing Kebbi | Sokoto | Zamfara), Ms. Odekunle Rukiyat Aduke — Member (Representing Kogi | Kwara), Mr. Jide Jimoh — Member (Representing Lagos | Ogun) and Dr. Festus Oyebade — Member (Representing Osun | Oyo).
Before his appointment, Jimoh was representative of Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
OmoEko Pataki, in a statement issued on Saturday by one of the Trutees, Major General Tajudeen Olanrewaju (Rtd), queried the appointment of Jimoh, adding that the appointee is a Kwara indigene.
The group noted that the aberration also occured in the nomination of the Minister of Tourism, Mrs Ade-John as a full-fledged Ministerial appointee, filling a vacancy constitutionally allotted to Lagos State.
” Mr. President Tinubu must hear this: Remove Jimoh…….from the Federal Civil Service Commission.
” Omoeko Pataki has objection to the nomination of Mr Jimoh as a Representative of Lagos-Ogun States. Mr. President, why should a non – indigene from Lagos State be nominated to occupy a Constitutionally guaranteed position of Lagos State to a Kwara indigene.
” This aberration was also observed in the nomination of Mrs Ade-John as a full-fledged Ministerial appointee, filling a vacancy Constitutionally allotted to Lagos State. This is totally wrong, unjust, and a grave injustice to the true indigenes of the State.
” Mr. President, we, OMOEKO Pataki, feel that a stamp of continuous robbing Peter to pay Paul should be discontinued for real. We appeal to you, Sir, to urgently redress the wrong being done to your State. Your Excellency, Lagos State, can not continue to suffer from what belongs to it”, said Olanrewaju.