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Ganduje swears in 2 perm secs; Akwa Ibom Assembly confirms commissioners

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has sworn in new Permanent Secretaries into the state Civil Service.

They are Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Sagagi, Ministry of Works, Sale Ado Minjibir, Government House, Muhammad Ahmad Al-Amin, Ministry of Health and Bilkisu Shehu Maimota, Research, Evaluation and Political Affairs, Cabinet Office.

Addressing the appointees shortly after taking oath of office, which was administered by the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barr. Ibrahim Mukhtar, the governor said the appointment was part of a continuing reorganization process in the civil service.

He said the recent reassignment of Permanent Secretaries and appointment of new ones in the state is aimed at making the service more robust and capable of meeting emerging challenges in managing the affairs of the citizenry.

“We have to be strong to make the government more responsive to the needs of the people. So, we have to re-organize once in a while for efficient service delivery”, he stated.

“The reorganization will continue in the Civil Service until we get the best we are looking for to assist us in managing the state”.

The governor maintained that the appointment of the new Permanent Secretaries is based on their track record of service and competence, urging them to keep the flag flying high.

He, therefore, charged the new appointees to cooperate with civil servants and the political class towards attaining the set goals of the administration.

Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly at plenary on Friday confirmed two nominees for the position of commissioners in the state executive council.

Those confirmed were Mr Ibanga Akpabio from Essien Udim Local Government Area and Prof. Victor Bassey from Oruk Anam Local Government Area.

The House also ratified the appointment of Mr Umana Sam Umana as Chairman, State Secondary Education Board.

The confirmation followed the consideration and adoption of the report of House Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Human Rights and Public Petitions.

Chairman of the committee, Mr Aniefiok Akpan, said that the committee cleared the nominees having found that there was no petition or adverse report against them.

He said the nominees had met the constitutional requirements for appointment as commissioners as outlined in sections 106 and 107 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Speaker of the House, Mr Onofiok Luke, urged the new appointees to work diligently and add value to the executive council to improve on the wellbeing of Akwa Ibom people.

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