The Chairman House of the House of Representatives Committee on anti-corruption, Hon. Shehu Nicholas Garba, has appointed 79 aides that will assist him in the discharge of his responsibilities.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by his Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr Mock S. Kure, and made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday.
Though he is entitled to only 5 official Aides, Hon. Garba has decided to increase the number to 79 with the additional commitment being borne personally.
Hon. Garba, a member of the House of Representatives from Jema’a/Sanga federal constituency in the statement appealed to his constituents to continue to play their roles in deepening Democracy by not only actively participating in the electoral process but also constantly engaging elected and appointed officers on their mandate.
Garba assured them of his commitment to support the Amendment of the Electoral Act and the Country’s Constitution to accommodate electronic Voting which will completely surrender power to the thumb of the voter not the sharp practices of anti-democratic agents.
The list of the 79 aides cut across the 23 wards that make up the Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency, with responsibility covering: Legislation, Liaison, Political Affairs, Strategy, Women/Youth Mobilisation, Media, Elders Council, Physically challenged among others.
According to Hon. Garba “these Aides were chosen on the basis of their competence, deep commitment to the PDP and grassroot-orientation and are expected to contribute in bringing representation closer to the people.
He further noted that “these appointments will help in empowering and motivating Party Faithfuls and also contributes to the sustenance and visibility of the party in the Constituency.