Borno’s Governor Zulum Swears In new Cabinet

Demands absolutely loyalty, discipline

Abdulkareem Haruna

Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has on Monday, June 27, presided over the swearing-in of 19 members of his new executive council.

The new executive council would be Zulum’s second cabinet since his election and swearing-in in May 2019.

Zulum made a sudden dissolution in May this year ahead of the All Progressives Congress primaries.

Secretary to the government of Borno state Usman Jidda-Shuwa said the cabinet dissolution was necessitated by the need to allow those with ambition for elective offices to do so.

The swaearing ceremony which held at the newly renovated Musa Usman International Conference Centre, Maiduguri was attended by large number of stakeholders in the state.

Borno New Commissioners taking their Oath of Office and Allegiance. Video Credit: Abdulkareem/THT LM

The Chief Judge of Borno state, Justice Kashim Zanna administered the oath of office to the commissioners through the representation of a High Court Judge, Justice Fadawu Umaru.

The event also witnessed the swearing-in of a new permanent secretary, Engineer Abu Abadam, a senior director at the ministry of water resources.

Addressing the gathering after the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Zulum congratulated his new cabinet and reminded them that they are the chief executives of their respective ministries. He called on them to give him good advice to move the state forward. He said all commissioners should form working synergies with their permanent secretaries.

He said the commissioners should hold regular meetings with all stakeholders in their ministries and forward resolutions and recommendations to him through the office of the SSG.

He urges them to take the lead in promoting punctuality at work reminding them that office hour for work is 8 am to 4 pm except on Friday when work ends at noon.

Governor Zulum said all he wants from them is absolute loyalty.

Mr Zulum also reminded the gathering that the decision to hold the swearing-in ceremony at the newly renovated Musa Usman International Conference Centre, which is within the Musa Usman State Secretariat Complex was deliberate.

“We want to inject life back to the state secretariat,” he said.

Borno Attorney General being invited to be sworn in as commissioner. Video Credit: Abdulkareem/THT

To make the complex lively, Governor Zulum said be would set up two food cafeteria, emplace more wash  facilities, establish a library and a fuel filling station.

He said more promotions would be carried out after due examination are taken.

Barrister Kaka-Shehu Lawan, a former Attorney General who was reapponted gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the sworn-in officials. He assured the Governor that they would be absolute in their loyalty and support.

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