Why Bauchi Assembly passed vote of no confidence on education commissioner


Dr Aliyu Tilde was disrespectful to the assembly, says Babayo 

By Ahmed Ahmed

Bauchi State House of  Assembly on Monday passed a vote of no confidence on the state Commissioner of Education, Dr Aliyu Tilde, for  alleged disrespect to the nineth assembly.

The decision followed the adoption of a motion moved by the Chairman of House Committee on Education, Mr Mohammmed Babayo Akuyam, at the emergency plenary on Monday in Bauchi.

Babayo described the attitude of the commissioner on the assembly as unfortunate and disrespectful to the house.

The House Committee served the Ministry the notice of the scheduled date for budget defence since November 24 to appear before the committee on December 2, 2021, for defence. “Despite the fact that the commissioner came over one hour late to attend the budget defence, which did not go down well with the committee, he began to ask who we are?

“Legislatives belong to the three arms of government –the executive, legislative and the judiciary. So for him to ask us who we are is an insult to the 9th assembly,” he said.

Mr Danlami Kawule in his presentation said that it was unfortunate that the commissioner chose not to cooperate with the House in the 2022 budget defence process.

Yunusa Ahmed described the commissioner’s conduct as unbecoming, adding that it speaks volumes of the fact that he runs the Ministry alone.

“I believe the citizens would celebrate pass of vote of no confidence on the commissioner of education.”

The Speaker, Abubakar Sulaiman, said that the commissioner’s behaviour to the committee was unfortunate and not acceptable.

He explained that the house unanimously agreed that a vote of no confidence be passed on the commissioner of education.

Abubakar  added that the house agreed to withdraw the earlier confirmation of Dr Aliyu Tilde as the state Commissioner of Education.

“The house also assures the good people of Bauchi State that nothing would stop the budget defence process of the Ministry. The permanent Secretary would continue with the defense process,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Sani Bura, Adviser on Liaison Assembly Matters to  Governor Bala Mohammad, said that the house did its part, stressing that it was the prerogative of the governor to take decisions.




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