Bauchi Gov Swears-In Members Of Reconstituted State Executive Council

By Idris Khalid

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Thursday sworn-in members of the reconstituted State Executive Council, describing the event as a role of leadership bestowed on them by the Almighty Allah, and doing it with justice and equity.

It could be recall that the governor had on June 9 dissolved the State Executive Council and other notable political appointees, including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff (CoS) Government House, and all Special Advisers with the exception of four Special Advisers.

The governor, in a brief speech at the ceremony, shortly after the State Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu administered the oath of office and allegiance to the new appointees, urged the new cabinet officials to exhibit exemplary leadership and diligence in the running of government affairs.

He said that they were chosen on merit and advised them to be fair to all Bauchi residents irrespective of tribe, religion or political leanings, warning them against indolence and the temptation to embezzle public funds.

Senator Bala Mohammed reminded the commissioners of the need to be above board by bringing in their wealth of knowledge and experience into play in order to accelerate the developmental efforts of the administration as, according to him, time is fast running and the wheels of progress must not slow down.

He also advised them to be prudent in the management of limited resources, especially in view of lean resources available to the state, stressing that winning elections is all about carrying people along about projects execution.

Mohammed assured that his administration will continue to embark on projects and programs that will structurally develop the state to an enviable status in the country, adding that he will work with the appointees for progress.

The Governor urged the appointees to cultivate a smooth working relationship with the Legislative arm which he noted is led by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. 

Those sworn in are: Barr Ibrahim Kashim as SSG; Barr. Dr Aminu Hassan Gamawa as CoS; Bashir Yau as Deputy Chief of Staff; Pharmacist Samaila Adamu Burga as PPS to the Governor while the 21 Commissioners were assigned different portfolios though some of them returned to their former Ministries.

He gave the portfolios for the commissioners as Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Ministry of Works; and Transport, Garba Dahiru; Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Abdulhamid Nurudden; Ministry of Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Jidauna Tula Mbami; Ministry of Agriculture, Dayyabu Chiroma, Ministry of Information and Communications; and Ahmed Aliyu Jalam – Ministry of Water Resources.

Others are Maryan Garba Bagel was posted to the Ministry of Power, Science and Technology; Umar Babayo Kesa Ministry of Religious and Social Welfare; Adamu Manu Soro – Ministry of Youth and Sports; Asmau Giade -Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Hon. Hajara Jibrin Gidado – Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development; Usman Abdulkadir Modibbo – Ministry of Finance. 

Also given portfolios are Samaila Dahuwa – Ministry of Health and Sa’adatu Bello Kirfi, Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises; Aminu Hammayo, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning; Yakubu Barau Ningi, Ministry of Lands and Survey; Hamisu Muazu Shira, Ministry of Housing and Environment; Abubakar Abdulhamid, Ministry of Justice;  Aliyu Usman Tilde, Ministry of Education;  Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki, Ministry of Local Government and  Abdullahi Musa Ministry of Rural Development and Special Duties.

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