By Ed Malik, A / August 3, 2022 3.00 PM
The affirmative action movement to give women more elective positions seemed to have received a boost when Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State picked a female professor, Kaletapwa Farauta, as his running mate for the 2023 election.
Professor Farauta, who has been honoured severally among Nigeria’s women breaking the glass ceiling in education, is currently the Vice Chancellor of the Adamawa State University, Mubi.
Governor Finitri said at the unveiling ceremony in Yola on Wednesday, that Professor Farauta was selected based on her honesty, integrity, transparency and hard work.
According to him, “her choice was a result of painstaking and strategic calculations, especially the need to further carry the women along by being gender-sensitive,” adding that her motherly disposition, diligence and fear of God are some fine qualities that she possesses which will come handy in the discharge of her duties as deputy governor.
In her remarks, Professor Farauta, thanked the Governor, and described her selection as an act of God. Importantly, she also, thanked the PDP for finding her worthy of the position.
While giving assurance of serving with loyalty, commitment, dedication and fear of God, she also said: “We will work assiduously to ensure victory for the party in all future elections”.
Professor Kaletapwa G. Farauta, born on November 28, 1965 in Numan Local Government Area of the state, is a seasoned technocrat, who became the North East region’s first female vice chancellor in the Adamawa State University, Mubi