By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Senator Uba Sani has charged newly appointed permanent secretaries to approach their new responsibilities with integrity, fairness and commitment.
He said, advancing the welfare of the citizens of Kaduna State must be their primary focus.
Governor Uba Sani stated this after he swore-in 19 newly appointed permanent secretaries on Monday, at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna, with a call on them to be resolute, dedicated and committed to their duties.
Senator Uba Sani while addressing them, said, “it is with immense pleasure and gratitude to God that I address you on the occasion of the swearing – in of newly appointed Permanent Secretaries.”
According to him, “Our administration is fast taking shape and gathering momentum. We recently marked our 100 days in Office with a flurry of activities that clearly demonstrates our firm commitment to bringing succor to the poor, revitalizing the rural economies, and rebuilding trust in our communities.
“Having raised the expectations of our people, we want to quicken the pace of our activities. To do this, we need to re-energize the bureaucracy.
“The bureaucracy is the engine of development. Permanent Secretaries have a major role to play in ensuring that the policies and programmes of our administration are effectively implemented and that our citizens benefit from them.
“All the Permanent Secretaries that have been sworn – in possess the experience, skills and competences required to ensure the effective implementation of our policies and programmes. They are persons of transparent honesty.
“I charge you to approach your new responsibilities with integrity, fairness and commitment. Advancing the welfare of the citizens of Kaduna State must be your primary focus.
“The people are watching us. We must not give them any reason to doubt or question our commitment. We shall give you the support you need to succeed in your new assignments. We however expect total loyalty and dedication.
“I congratulate you on your appointments. I urge you to celebrate less and reflect more. These are challenging times. The responsibilities are enormous.”
Governor Uba Sani urges family members, friends and well – wishers to support the Permanent Secretaries with prayers and encouragement. Please don’t pile undue pressure on them for patronage.
“Don’t push them to do something that will force us to have a rethink about them. We shall not tolerate indiscipline and corruption. I wish you God’s guidance. God bless you all,” he declared.