By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Former aide to immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State, Arc Stanley Buba has welcomed the portfolio assigned to Honourable Mohammed Abdullahi, representative of the state at the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Buba said the portfolio assigned offers the state a huge opportunities to turnaround the #nextlevel economic agenda of the president.
According to him, the exploits of United States in science and technology that makes them super power.
He urged the state to leverage on the sector to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth.
“SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY is responsible for making America a super power. Today all we want to hear is ministry of petroleum, finance, etc where money can be made easily for personal gains instead of creating it.
“Social media alone in the USA has created billionaires and jobs for millions of people. We need to leverage on it as the fulcrum of Mr. Presidents executive order 5 for jobs and scientific investments. Malaysia started with Agric- manufacturing- exports- tourism and now science and tech. Korea supplies 90% of memory cards world wide.
“I had engagements with someone at the ministry in 2016, but got no listening ear. Now one of us is there now. Appointment of Barr. Muhammed Abdullahi offers Nasarawa a huge opportunity to turn the next level economic agenda of PMB”, he said.
He also urged people of the state to support Abdullahi to succeed in the task ahead.
“Ogbonaya Onu is old, Barr. Muhammed is younger and will come with a lot of energy, vibrancy and innovations. Any one who thinks we were cheated in portfolio assignments may have unknowingly pushed Barr. Muhammed to his success and by extension Nasarawa State”, he added.
Barrister Abdullahi, a lawyer, and who was assigned to the Ministry of Science and Technology as junior Minister, attracted mixed reactions from people of the state and across Nigeria.
Majority who frowned at the appointment described it as a square peg in a round hole. Some members of the ruling party also expressed disappointments, stressing that a state like Nasarawa deserves better from Mr President considering their support over the years.