Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed yesterday swore in 19 special advisers who would assist his administration to implement its programmes of action.
Mohammed, however, warned that he would not hesitate to remove anybody found wanting in the discharge of his duties or bringing the government into disrepute.
He made the remarks at the inauguration of the newly inaugurated specially advisers held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Bauchi yesterday.
At the inauguration, Mohammed charged the newly appointed special advisers to see their appointment as a challenge and prove their worth in their various areas of responsibilities.
He challenged them to bring to bear their wealth of knowledge and experience in the discharge of their duties for them to make meaningful impact on governance, encouraging them to acquaint themselves with the policy thrust of the government.
As a government, Mohammed said: “We are duly committed to take Bauchi to greater heights than we met it, so that we can be proud of it. To this end, the Bauchi Project, conceptualised in 2019, was reviewed to address the current socio-economic realities of the state.
“The technical committee has already submitted its report to the government. The special advisers will do well to thoroughly study the report in order to be guided in the discharge of their duties.
“As a testimony of the sincerity of our administration to ensure an effective government, arrangements have been made to organize a retreat for commissioners, special advisers, permanent secretaries, local government chairmen and other stakeholders.
“This is a deliberate effort to avoid trial and error in the running of government affairs. I therefore appeal to the special advisers and other participants to take advantage of the retreat to prepare themselves for the task ahead of them.”
He warned the special advisers against rumour mongering and talking about official issues, saying that such actions would amount to violating the oath of allegiance that they were sworn into.
He urged them to be loyal to the state government and the party, challenging them to always collaborate with party leaders, local government chairmen, legislature, traditional rulers and visit their communities regularly to establish trust and openness in the affairs of government.
The new special advisers include Ahmed Chiroma, Chief Security Adviser; Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo, National Assembly liaison; Abdon Gin, Civil Service Matters; Zainab Rufa’I, Non-governmental Organisations; Asmau Giade, Culture and Tourism; Adamu Manu Soro, Housing, Hashimu Kumbala, General Service and Administration; Mohammed Bello, Multilateral Services, Isa Babayo Tilde, Local Government Affairs and Mohamed Abdulkadir, Engineering and Project Management
Others are; Shehu Alhaji Wadaji, Pilgrims Affairs; Monica Musa, Poverty Alleviation; Yohanna Usman Yashi, Lands and Survey; Iliyasu Gital, Agriculture; Adamu Gabarin; Health; Abdullahi Bello Badejo; Farmers & Herders Matters and Adamu Zakari, Education, Mukhtar Gidado, Media & Publicity and Abubakar Faggo, Political Affairs.