THE councillor representing Saminaka Ward in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Abubakar Sadiq, says he appointed 32 aides as a reward for loyalty.
A flyer containing the names and portfolios of the appointees has been circulating on Facebook with many expressing surprise.
But speaking to DAILY NIGERIAN, Sadiq said that those appointed stood by him during the campaigns, and deserved to be a part of the administration.
“There is nothing a determined mind can’t achieve. These people were together with me during the campaigns, so in order not to be power drunk, I had to reward them. So this is a reward for loyalty, and there’s no big deal about it,” he said.
Sadiq who is also the majority leader of the Lere Local Government Legislative Council, added that funding his aides would not be an issue as he has made adequate provisions for their welfare.
Some of those appointed are; Ibrahim Munir, Special Adviser Media and Publicity; Muhammad Abdulkadir, Muslim Youth Development; Sunday Daniel, Poverty Alleviation; among others.