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The Muslim Council of Taraba State has rejected the recent appointments of principal officers of Taraba State University (TSU), Jalingo saying the appointments were based on religious and ethnic sentiments to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.


The council in an open letter to Governor Ishaku  said the appointments of  Professor Sunday Paul Bako as Vice-Chancellor;  Mr. Joseph Bibinu  as Registrar;  Mr. Abraham Bagu  as Bursar and  Mr. Israel Idris as the  Librarian were not based on merit.


The letter reads in part:  Your Excellency may wish to recall a press release by the Muslim Council of Taraba State dated, 11th January 2022 on the marginalization of Muslims by the Taraba State Government in its various appointments. The appointments include twelve Permanent Secretaries among others.


The Taraba State Government did not dispel the marginalization allegations raised in the earlier release, but still is reluctant to address the issues instead flagrantly continued with the marginalization agenda as portrayed in the recent appointments of Principal Officers of Taraba State University.


It's worthy to note that some of the applicants who scored highest during the interview were not considered for the simple fact that they did not meet the qualification agenda of the Governor.


The Council views the action of the Governor in the appointments of these Principal Officers as insensitive to the multi-religious and multi-ethnic nature of Taraba State. Therefore, we wish to remind the Governor of the oath of office by which he swore that he will "do right to all manner of people, according to the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will". 


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