Monday, 10 August 2020 04:16

Taraba gov sacks media aide hours after daughter’s wedding

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Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Taraba Governor, Mr Darius Ishaku has been sacked.

Mr Hassan Mijinyawa was sacked over the weekend and replaced with his deputy, Mr Iliya Beckyu.

It was rumoured his sack may not be unconnected with alleged abuse of protocol during the wedding fatiha of his daughter in Jalingo.

Dignitaries, including Ishaku represented by his deputy had arrived the private residence of the sacked CPS for the reception two minutes before the 10am schedule.

But instead of starting the occassion promptly; certain forces decided the congregation, including important Islamic clerics, must wait for arrival of Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Maman, scheduled to attend the fatiha.

It was further learnt that the Deputy Governor and other important dignitaries waited for over 30 minutes before arrival of the Minister and his entourage.

Other sources explained the Deputy Governor and his entourage allegedly left the venue of the occasion in annoyance and unceremoniously immediately after the reception.

Two hours after they left, Mijinyawa’s sack was announced with many believing the abuse of official protocol at the fatiha may have been responsible for it.

But Senior Special Assistant to Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr Bala Abu, denied the removal was connected with abuse of protocol.

“As it is, you know the press statement that announced his removal was from the office of the head of service of the state. That means his removal may be purely administrative, ” he simply stated.


The Nation