Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has called on the newly sworn-in government appointees to pursue infrastructural development – including the construction of roads and drainage lines, and ensure that people have access to affordable housing.
Buni made the declaration on Friday while swearing in 20 Commissioners
and 20 Special Advisers at government house, Damaturu.
“I therefore, hold your feet to the fire – those of you who were sworn into office today (Friday). I will expect nothing from you other than stellar performance. I will expect that you will use your experience, your creativity and your drive to help our administration achieves its
“I want to be clear – I have personal confidence that the men and women
who are now members of the state executive council and the special
advisers whose counsel I will rely on, have the integrity, commitment
and sense of purpose to prove every single day that our mantra of continuity, consolidation and innovation is fully on track. I have no doubt about that,” he said.
The governor urged the appointees to also give consideration to education, agriculture, healthcare and empowerment which remained key focus.
“We will also ensure that our people have access to clean water, and our civil service the resources it needs to support our developmental drive.”
Among the commissioners appointed are Barrister Isa Samanja (Commissioner, Ministry of Justice).
Spokesman to the governor, Abdullahi Bego, is to serve as commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture.