Gov Bago swears in new commissioners, special advisers
Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umaru Bago, has sworn in new commissioners and special advisers with a call on them to be selfless in their duties for the growth of the state.
The governor also swore in five permanent secretaries into the civil service of the state.
The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Halima Abdulmalik, administered the oath of office and allegiance to the 30 commissioners and 30 advisers in an event that was held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna.
Governor Umaru Bago said the appointees were selected strictly on merit, competence, and a proven record of hard work, and charged them to bring their wealth of experience and excellence to bear.
He, however, reminded them not to be complacent, docile, or corrupt, as their appointments were not an opportunity for selfish gains.
According to him "If you allow yourself to be caught in the twisted web of corruption, you will be shown the way out".
The Governor also tasked them with embracing teamwork and complementing each other as key drivers of government policies and programmes to achieve the desired objectives of the present administration.
He appreciated the leadership and members of the State House Assembly and the Judiciary for their contribution to the success of the event, saying it was an indication of a harmonious working relationship among the three arms of government, which he was determined to maintain.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alh. Abubakar Usman, explained that the selection, confirmation, and inauguration of the appointees passed through a thorough process.
He urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them and be guided by the oath they had sworn to.
Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Barr. Morris Magaji, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, appreciated the governor for finding them worthy to serve and promised to work with courage, dignity, respect, and humility to ensure the realisation of the policy thrusts of the Bago-led administration.