The enthusiasm and Determination of some of our elected Senators and Reps made me to pen down what I think should be their first Task. But before the Task let me make a point. The Nigerian Constitution made SSCE Certificate the Lowest qualification to vie for the 2 Positions, Meaning ‘anybody’ who sat for SSCE is qualified. It doesn’t also Matter if he has 9 distinctions or ‘fatima tara’.
This gives Citizens fair play and widen the base for Contesting. Given us Chances to elect who we wish to Represent us.
However, it is allowed to Employ aides from Thugs to Professors. So, it all depends on the Elected Person. Soon Citizens will have a say in this Appointment, a topic for another day.
The aides are the engine of any successful parliamentarian. They draft the bills and motions, they raise letters to Commitees and agencies for ‘alfarma’. They relate with Committee’s Clerks, they Inter-Relate with other aides and aides of principal officers which all Contribute in no small way. They even ‘Sniff’ information through their Contacts that will benefit the Legislator.
I am therefore appealing to our Senators Elect and Reps Elect to keep Sentiments aside and appoint good and Smart Aides, especially Senior Legislative Aides. There is no problem to look from his Campaign Team, in his ward, his Local Government within Katsina or even outside Katsina State.
The Most important is Service Delivery.
I wish our Elected Senators a successful Tenure.
Allah Raya Jihar Katsina