Plateau ministerial slot: Youth group drums support for Dati

A group under the auspices of Southern Plateau Concerned APC Youths have drummed support for Hon Yakubu Dati as a worthy replacement to the Minster of Labour and Employment Barr. Simon Lalong.

Leader of the group Rad Toma Mathias Dilyep made this known in a statement, Sunday, in Jos.

The statement explained that the choice of Hon Dati would complement the development stride of the present administration based on his track records.

“Hon Yakubu Dati is an icon of diligent services, professionalism per excellence,  and an epitome of hope to the youthful generation. Its impressive to call on  the attention of the general public regarding the positive growth Hon. Yakubu Dati  brought to Plateau state and Nigeria at large,” they said.

They also recalled that Yakubu Datti, was the Chief of Staff to the Director-General Campaign Tinubu/Shetima (Muslim Muslim) ticket. 

The group said Datti was an administrator and equally a politician who is vibrant, hardworking, full of empathy and gratitude.

“In 1999, Yakubu Dati became Chairman of Mikang Local Government Council and in 2001 he was appointed Hon. Commissioner of Sports by the Joshua Dariye-led Plateau State government,” they canvassed. 

They said when Lalong was given DG campaign of Tinubu/Shetima Muslim Muslim ticket which triggered massive accusations from Plateau people, and those outside plateau like Yakubu Dogara and Babachir Lawal who described him as a betrayer while others said he lacked direction.

“It will interest Nigerians to know that all this inimical displayed of attitudes was not thrown to Lalong alone, but also with his Chief of Staff Hon. Yakubu Dati. The situation was not friendly to them both.

“Hon. Yakubu Dati has paid his dues in full to APC and the Renew Hope Movement because during the campaign, he was up and doing, designing map on how APC will record success while others are in their convenient zone blackmailing the efforts of the relentless man for supporting Muslim Muslim Ticket,” they said.