Mixed reactions have continued to trail the appointment of a 25-year-old lady as the caretaker chairperson of Arugungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
Hindatu Umar was appointed after the tenure of the past caretaker management came to an end.
Some residents of Argungu local government have voiced their displeasure at Hindatu’s appointment, citing her age and lack of experience.
She has only completed her secondary school education at a Comprehensive secondary school, and has never held any position prior.
The people of the local government believe Hindatu lacks what it takes to govern them.
Social media users have also voiced their opinions.
Miladi wrote: “The people that opposed her appointment on the basis of her age and assumed non experience must be suffering from environmental delusion.
“Thorough knowledge remains superior to information and experience (especially in this kind of work she’s appointed to do). Obviously she must have been doing a mental related work after she left the secondary school. The question should be; is she informed? If the answer is in affirmative as I presumed (the person that appointed her in such a coveted position could not be less informed than the disgruntled elements that opposes her), then she should stay put.”
Darocha1 wrote: “Leadership position isnt about age or academic qualification. Though having previous experience helps in vital decision making but of what purpose is it in Nigeria when our leaders have Special Adviser for reasoning, SA for thinking, SA for feeding and so many crazy support staff. The only meaningful thing our leadership position has been relegated to is, signing of cheques and approving of loots in the name of contract.
Good Luck young lady, you have been handed a rare chance to make a real change. over to you.”
Kaybee14 wrote: “That’s nice. The leaders of tomorrow should start becoming the leader of today. Enough of hiding under the disguise of “experience & age”. Those who had the so-called experience & age to pilot the affairs of our great country to the summit of greatness, where do we find ourselves today as a country. The younger generation should as well be given the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity. God bless Nigeria.”