The Commissioner of Science, Technology, and Innovation in Gombe State, Abishai M. Andirya, has resigned barely 10 days to the governorship election
Andirya said he resigned as a member of the state executive council, “because I was only a commissioner on paper.”
According to him, since he was appointed three months ago, he had only met Governor Inuwa Yahaya, once during a state executive council meeting.
He disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing newsmen in his office.
“I have been in the All Progressives Congress (APC) since 2015, and after our victory in the 2019 elections, the governor promised that we will work together to help our people.
“But I was only appointed as a commissioner last October after a minor cabinet reshuffling. And since my appointment, I couldn’t help my people because I was only a commissioner in name without getting anything to help my people.
“And I tried several times to reach out to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa and explain my predicament to him, but he made himself inaccessible. And I was told by other members of the cabinet that I could only see him during the executive council meeting,” he alleged.
Andirya revealed in the letter that he resigned with effect from February 20.
“I tendered my resignation letter last week. Therefore, I thanked the governor for giving me the opportunity to serve my dear state as a commissioner from November 1, 2022, to February 20, 2023.”