Governor Inuwa swears in 12 new Permanent Secretaries

Governor Inuwa swears in 12 new Permanent Secretaries

 

Governor of Gombe state Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has sworn in 12 new Permanent Secretaries into the state civil service.

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The selection of the 12 Permanent Secretaries, according to Governor Yahaya, came after the new process was adopted as a criterion for the advancement of openness, equity, accountability, and inclusiveness.

He said his administration had adopted a template for appointments to the top level of the civil service, based on merit, experience, character, and leadership qualities.

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Governor Inuwa noted that each local government now had at least two Permanent Secretaries in the state service.

The Gombe State Governor stated that the occasion represented his administration’s ongoing efforts to restructure the Gombe State Civil Service and position it to function as a true government engine.

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Governor Yahaya congratulated the newly sworn-in Permanent Secretaries and charged them to work closely and harmoniously with their Commissioners and other Principal Officers of the government to fulfill the administration’s goals.

He said the Head of the Civil Service would in the coming days conduct an induction workshop to prepare them for the tasks ahead, encouraging them to take the workshop very seriously, because the assessment of their participation and engagement may be used to determine their individual postings.

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He also announced the setting up of a committee to review the current financial status of each Local Government in order to settle the backlog of outstanding gratuities and provide succour to the retired civil servants.

He gave the retired civil servants assurances of his administration’s commitment to their welfare.

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Expressing their vote of thanks on behalf of the newly sworn-in Permanent Secretaries, Mr. Mohammed Kolo Bajoga, thanked the governor and government for the opportunity given to them to serve in his administration and promised to deliver their responsibility with all commitment, as well as support the Governor Yahaya led administration.

 

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