Friday 3 September 2021

BAUCHI: Gov. Bala Swears-in SSG, Chief of Staff, 18 Returnee-Commissioners, 3 Others

By: Luka Daniel (Bauchi),

Bala Mohammed, the Governor of Bauchi State has sworn-in the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr. Ibrahim Kashim, Chief of Staff Government House, Dr. Aminu Gamawa and his Deputy, Bashir Ya’u, the Private Principal Secretary (PPS) to the Governor, Pharmacist Samaila Burga, as well as, 21 Commissioners.

The Oath of allegiance and Oath of office were administered on the appointees by the Chief Judge of the state, Hon. Justice Rabi Talatu Umar, at the new banquet hall of Government House anext on Thursday.

Speaking during the swearing ceremony, Governor Bala Mohammed, tasked the newly appointed officials to discharge their duties with fear of God.

According to Bala, the appointment of the Commissioners and other top Government officials were made after due consultations with stakeholders.

Bala, who said that the appointment of special advisers and other political positions would soon follow, added that, “any one you have seen sworn-in today is competent because, all of them have the full support of their people and I will give them benefit of doubt for them to perform”.

Bala, warned the appointees against sidelining any citizen of the state on the basis of political affiliation or pleasing him, adding that all the citizens have a stake in the government and as such, should be carried along.

The Governor said that, the previous cabinet was not dissolved because of incompetency or corruption, stressing that those who couldn’t come back may be call at any given time to serve the people.

Bala, who said that the 21 Commissioners he brought on board are tested and trusted technocrats, hoped that they will work towards his success come 2023.

Governor Bala, thanked the state assembly for supporting his administration in the task of serving the electorates.

He equally appreciated the support of the entire people of the state, praying God to continue to provide the required resources to enable him deliver on his campaign promises.

Our Correspondent gathered that, out of the 21 Commissioners, only three are new, while the remaining 18 are all returnees, who were relieved of their office three months ago.

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