Bauchi gets five new advisers, take oath of office


By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi
Governor Mohammed Abubakar has said that the idea of appointing Special Advisers in any government is to give the chief executive of the state the opportunity of making wide consultations thereby having variety of opinions on different aspects concerning the state.
Abubakar, while swearing-in five advisers for the state, explained that the appointments of political office holders is purely guided by merit, loyalty, competence and the need to reflect the geopolitical spread of the state.
He expressed optimism that the newly sworn-in appointees would add value to the system and help the administration in impacting positively on the lives of the citizens of the state “who overwhelmingly voted us to power”.
According to him, the APC administration has come with a change agenda and is determined to effect positive change on the lives of the people who for nearly two decades were traumatized by corrupt and inept administration.
“The change we are bringing about is not only limited to economic or financial gain for the people. It is aimed at changing the mindset of the people and inculcating discipline in them so that they can be responsible citizens and doing away with bad habits of corruption, indolence and other negative tendencies which over years become major impediments to our development”.
The Governor noted that people should not expect change to come easily without sacrifices and difficulties, as the administration is contending with huge debt profile and drop in the state’s allocation from the federation accounts.
He however assured that in spite of the challenges, the administration is determined to forge ahead and provide meaningful development to the people.
Abubakar appealed to the advisers to see themselves as bridges between the Government and the people in the quest to satisfy the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
Governor Abubakar reminded advisers that the conduct of all public officers will be under scrutiny as he will not hesitate to remove anyone who compromises his position or found wanting in the discharge of his assignment.
The sworn-in five special advisers to the Governor are Alhaji Magaji Abubakar Dambam – Revenue Matters; Alhaji Samaila Sanusi – Investment; Alhaji Muhammed A. Waziri – Basic Education; Alhaji Maijama’a Mato –  Labour Relations and Alhaji Sani Shehu – Political.


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