- Alhaji Ahmed Tijani Aliyu has resigned his position as the secretary to the Nasarawa state government
- Aliyu resigned days after the Nasarawa state House of Assembly called for his sack
- Before his resignation, the government official was being probed for allegedly diverting government funds
A report by Daily Sun indicates that the secretary to the Nasarawa state government, Alhaji Ahmed Tijani Aliyu has resigned his position.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) has been having a running battle with Nasarawa state legislators.
Aliyu resigned days after the Nasarawa state House of Assembly called for his sack over a controversial N284.5 million project fund unaccounted for when he was education commissioner.
The assembly made the demand after deliberation on a report of an ad hoc committee that investigated the N1 billion released in 2018 for the renovation/fencing of secondary schools in the state.
Political watchers in the state say the SSG might have been involved in political wrangling with the powers that be in the state.
Reacting to the resignation, supporters of the former SSG eulogised him on their official Facebook page.
Part of the unsigned statement read: “Every scenario in one's life is a step towards a new beginning. That we are exceptionally great does not suggest we will not come face to face with the inevitable reality of life: trials, pleasing and painful, gains and losses, rise and falls etc.
“We are great because, amid the trials, we do not lose grip of our faith and therefore break through barriers. We fall but rise again. When we do, we come out wiser and stronger, for we have learned from past experiences.
“Good thing is, no matter what, you will continue to be a threat to the enemies of collective growth and development whether or not you are on or around the corridors of power.
“This is so because your strength is derived from your belief in a system which seeks to logically, realistically and pragmatically function thereby bring about the desired ingredients for a better, formidable and of course, progressive setting.
“Remain true to your faith, more than ever before, the common man out there will continue to honour your selflessness, generosity and patriotism. The common man will join you side by side as you journey through thin and thick to the land of common prosperity.
“By then, your detractors would be regretting not only because they failed to shatter your dreams for the good of all but also because they have turned against each other, exposing and cursing themselves whereas, the world celebrates you for standing with them and for leading them to unlock the key to their greatness.
“For the gentleman that you are, for giving peace a chance to reign, for bowing out at will hoping that the system you believe in, a system you have given your whole to birth, survives the test of time and exceed all expectations, and for the many sacrifices you have made, this is but a new beginning.”
The former SSG had been touted as the next governor of the state by his supporters.
Recently, the governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, said he is not bothered about being re-elected in 2023.
Governor Sule said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; saying it is long enough for him to contribute his quota to the development of the state.
The governor was responding to a question by a journalist on the speculation that the people might not be ready to re-elect him in 2023.
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