… Describes Them As His Choices
Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago has sworn-in the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Head of Service, Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the office of the Deputy Governor describing them as his choices.
The Governor presided over the ceremony while the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Halima Ibrahim Abdulmalik representated by Justice Hafsat Bawa Wuse administered the oath of office and allegiance on the government officials at the Government House, Minna.
Governor Umaru Bago explained that the appointees who are his first set, were carefully selected based on competence and track records.
“I want to assure you all that they are my choices. I have reviewed them carefully and I have seen that they have the capacity, integrity and ability to work for Niger State.
He said in a bid to build the new Niger State of their dream, there is the need for people with wisdom, courage and strength.
While congratulating the appointees, the Governor said working with him is an herculean task but expressed confidence that they will not disappoint him..
“I don’t envy you,working with Bago is difficult, I know am workaholic and I trust you will not be found wanting”, he said.
Governor Umaru Bago disclosed that his next five appointees will be females in line with his campaign promises.
The Governor also commesirated with all the communities affected by banditry attacks assuring them that it will soon be a thing of the past.
He appreciated party supporters for their patience and perseverance and called for continued support.
Speaking on behalf of others, the SSG, Alh. Abubakar Usman Gawu pledged their unalloyed loyalty and commitment to supporting the present administration to ensure it achieve the desired objectives.
He appreciated the Governor for finding them worthy of the appointments.
Those sworn-in are Alh. Abubakar Usman, as the SSG, Engr. Abubakar Yahaya Salisu, Head of Service, and Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Usman Abdullahi Gbatamangi.
Others are the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alh. Sadiq Yusuf and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Governor, Alh. Bello Ibrahim Gwada.