Abuja - Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has tasked newly-appointed government officials in the state to focus on reconstruction of communities destroyed by terrorists and resettle the victims.
The governor stated this at the Maiduguri Government House during the swearing-in of the newly appointed Secretary to the Borno State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, the Chief of Staff, Alhaji Modu Alhaji Musa and two other Special Advisers.
He advised the newly sworn in political appointees to key into the mission of his administration and brace up for the challenges ahead or risk dismissal.
“This appointment and swearing is in accordance with powers vested on me as the governor by Section 208, sub-section 2 of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I urged you to brace up for the challenges ahead as I will not hesitate to sack any appointee found wanting,” Shettima said.
The governor also explained that the appointment of the Secretary was in view of the strategic position of the office in the running of government and advised the new official to comprehend the complexity of the state, weigh his utterances and action before advising the government.
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He said the former Secretary, Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda was not sacked as speculated by some media reports, but was retired at the end of the last dispensation having served in the capacity meritorious. The governor said appointment to the state cabinet will soon be announced. He added that other advisers would also be appointed but within the limit of the available resources.
Other political appointees also include Mallam Isa Umar Gusau and Barrister Hassan Dlakwa as Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy as well as Special Adviser at the office of the deputy governor respectively.
Shuwa, who spoke on behalf of the appointees, promised that they would demonstrate determination and commitment to service.
“We will do everything possible within the ambit of administrative procedure and political exigencies to ensure your government is performance driven and result oriented” Shuwa added.
- CAJ News