By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, of Kaduna State, on Monday, has sworn in three Commissioners and eight Permanent Secretaries.
The State Governor commended them for accepting the State Government’s offer at the Government House Council Chambers in Kaduna.
“It is my unique honour to swear in the last Commissioners to compliment the confirmation of their nominations last week, Dr. Amina Baloni (Commissioner of Health) and Hajiya Halima Lawal (Commissioner of Agriculture) who have taken oath of office.”
According to him, “when you are looking for the best, you look for a woman.”
The Governor, who welcomed them to the Council Chambers, congratulates Mohammed Jalal as Commissioner of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission who will be there to strengthen the Commission in the state.
“I thank you all, you have agreed to serve in the state,” he said.
Governor el-Rufai, urged them to do the job well.
“You will be accused by the people, I urged you all to be faithful and be dedicated to your jobs with less salary the state will offer.”
He appealed to families and friends to support them, while describing Dr. Amina Baloni, Commissioner of Health, who has left a well paid job and has agreed to take Kaduna State job with less salary.
“I thank you all, you have agreed to serve the state.
“In addition, you were appointed because you will deliver, we know you will do the work, therefore, commit yourself to serve the state,” he appealed.
He expressed his gratitude to them, praying for their success in all their endeavours.
The Governor, also recognized their husbands for their support to accept the offer.
It would be recalled that, Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai last week, approved the appointments of Dr. Amina Mohammed-Baloni as Commissioner of Health and Hajiya Halima Lawal as Commissioner of Agriculture.
The new appointments have increased from four to six the number of female Commissioners in Kaduna State.
Six of the 14 Kaduna State Government ministries are now run by women.
The Governor has also sworn-in Mohammed Jalal as Commissioner of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission.