By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi
The Newly Appointed Commissioner of Agriculture in Bauchi state, Hon. Jidauna Tula Mbami has appealed to staff of the ministry to support him wholeheartedly to work towards justifying the huge investment by government in the sector.
Jidauna who was addressing the staff of the ministry when he assumed office yesterday, expressed gratitude to Governor Bala Mohammed of the state for re-appointing in his cabinet.
The Commissioner who took over the the Agriculture ministry from Acting Permanent Secretary, Barrister Saratu Musa Jibrin in a reception to welcome him, said he was happy that the Governor found him worthy for reappoinment.
Tula who also thanked staff of the ministry for organizing the warm reception, solicited for their cooperation and understanding in order to move the ministry forward.
“I urge you to give me the needed support to work to the expectations of the state government and justify Governor Bala’s huge investment in agriculture sector in the interest of farmers and consumers”, he said.
The Commissioner assured all directors and staff of the ministry of running an all inclusive affairs, promising to operate an open door policy that will enable them take part in decision making in line with Governor Bala’s vision and mission.
He urged them to be committed to their assigned responsibilities by coming to office in good time and closing as stipulated in the civil service rule.
“By doing so, dedicate yourselves to duties assigned to you and total loyalty to the state government, i will make you all happy in the ministry”, he added.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Ag. Permanent Secretary, Barrister Saratu Musa Jibrin, expressed delight for having Tula whom she described as “workaholic” as commissioner of Agriculture in the state.
She assured the commissioner of total support and commitment of all officers and staff of the ministry, praying God to grant the newly posted Commissioner the wisdom to steer the ministry to success.