Niger governor, Bello, swears in 24 LGA bosses

By Priscilla Campbell,
Minna

Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello, has sworn in 24 local government areas (LGA) chairmen.
Addressing the newly elected grassroots leaders, Bello called on them to exercise their authorities and hit the ground running by sourcing for funds to enable them effectively run their councils.
He assured them that the necessary instruments would be given to enable them function effectively, while stressing the need to give top attention to security, education, health among others.

The governor said, " I will like to draw your attention to the enormous work you have to do and when you go back to your people, ensure you work.
"We need to find ways of generating revenue. I will like to request you give the Board of Internal Revenue your utmost cooperation for us to have improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)."

The oath of office was administered to the grassroots administrators by the representative of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ishiaku Usman.
Similarly, the governor charged the newly sworn in Head of Service and six Permanent Secretaries to be selfless and dedicated in their various places of assignment.

Bello described their respective appointments as well deserved, while calling on them to remain dedicated and hardworking.
"I urge you to make meaningful impacts in the lives of those around you and to also ensure that you carry those working under you along for the overall development of Niger State."
The HoS, Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar, and the six permanent secretaries sworn in that include Lucky Barau, Habiba Ahmed, Shehu Jibril, Isah Mohammed Doko, Ibrahim Abubakar and Dr. Usman Idris Gbagan were sworn in by Justice Bilkisu Gambo Yusuf on behalf of the state Chief Justice, Justice Aliyu Maiyaki.

The newly sworn -in Head of Service, Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar, appointed on June 1, 2019, is the first female head of service in Niger State.

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