The member representing Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Victor Mela Danzaria, has appointed 36 legislative aides. In a statement he issued to newsmen yesterday in Gombe, the lawmaker said he appointed the legislative aides to help them put food on their tables. Danzaria said all the people he appointed were those that supported him and worked for his victory during the electioneering campaign, adding that they were carefully selected to ensure inclusion of the diverse people in the constituency.
“It is unprecedented and record breaking to give 36 people means of livelihood. I will pay 80 percent of them with my allowances, only few of them will be paid by the National Assembly. I tag the initiative as ‘I will not eat alone’ to allow people that work for my victory the chance to put food on their table,” he said. Our correspondent reports that one person was appointed as Senior Special Adviser, three as Special Assistants, nine as Personal Assistants I and 23 others as Personal Assistants II.