Kebbi State Governor-elect pledges to make civil service more functional
Kebbi State Governor-elect, Dr. Nasir Idris, Kauran Gwandu, has pledged to make the civil service more functional with requisite welfare to workers devoid of victimization of any civil servant for political reasons.
Dr. Nasir Idris affirmed this when Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Parastatals and Agencies led by the Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena paid him congratulatory visit at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, this Tuesday.
The governor-elect described the civil service as his constituency, saying he has been in the service throughout his working career and knew the problems facing civil servants.
He gave an assurance of fulfilling his promises to civil servants by uplifting their condition of service in view of the enormous challenges confronting workers.
Dr. Nasir Idris remarked that majority of civil servants have shown goodwill to him in the course of his ascension to governorship position but made it clear that he harboured no ill-will towards those who were in the opposition or sat on the fence.
The governor-elect told the Head of Service that he would listen and act on advice from the top echelons of the civil service before taking decisions.
Dr. Nasir Idris indicated the policy thrust of his administration of holding periodic consultative meetings with civil servants aimed at making the service robust and enhancing the working condition and welfare of workers.
The Acting Head of Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena informed the governor-elect that Permanent Secretaries and other heads of government agencies were at Government House to congratulate, affirm their loyalty and support to him.
The Head of Service said, Civil Servants as government employees, must be subservient to any incumbent government, affirming their obedience, cooperation and support to the governor-elect.
Alhaji Safiyanu Garba Bena added that heads of Ministries, Agencies, Parastatals and Commissions would brief the governor-elect about the situation in their respective places of work to keep him abreast of the present functions of the civil service.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri, described the civil service as the constituency of the governor-elect, saying they were at the Government House to rejoice with him on his election victory.
The SSG added that Dr. Nasir Idris has distinguished himself as a comrade, a professional, humble and a person who listens to advice on the way forward.
He assured the governor-elect that workers would deliver of their responsibilities in consonance with laid down rules as provided in the civil service.
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In similar gesture of solidarity, representatives of the Emirs of Gwandu, Argungu, Yauri and Zuru, were at the Government House to congratulate the governor-elect and affirm their loyalty to the authority.
The Emir of Gwandu was represented by the Waziri of Gwandu, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar, the Emir of Argungu was represented by the Kundudan Kabi, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, the Emir of Yauri was represented by the Mutan Yauri, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar Bawa while the Chief of Sakaba Chiefdom, Alhaji Muhammadu Ladan Musa Sakaba represented the Emir of Zuru.
The delegation also include the Secretary to the Kebbi State Council of Chiefs.
The Waziri of Gwandu, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar informed the governor-elect that they were at Government House on behalf of four first class Emirs in the state to express joy, support and loyalty to him.
Alhaji Abdullahi Umar remarked that everyone in the state now belonged to him while the entire state was his constituency and should therefore govern the people with the same compassion and love.
The Waziri of Gwandu reminded the governor-elect that leadership was a burdensome and difficult task, praying to God to endow him with the requisite wisdom and guidance to succeed.
On Monday, separate delegations from Kebbi South, Kebbi North and Kebbi Central trooped to the Government House to congratulate Dr. Nasir Idris on his election victory.
The Commissioner for Health, Rt. Hon. Ja’afar Muhammad spoke on behalf of the people of Kebbi South, the APC Senatorial candidate in the just concluded spoke on behalf of Kebbi North while the incumbent member, House of Representatives, Jega, Aliero, Gwandu Federal Constituency, Hon. Muhammad Umar Jega, spoke on behalf of the Kebbi central.
They collectively affirmed loyalty and support to the Governor-elect in steering the affairs of Kebbi state.
In separate response, the State APC Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Kana Zuru, the Governor-elect, Dr. Nasir Idris, Kauran Gwandu and the Host, Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, thanked the entire people of the state for their massive and overwhelming support to the ruling party and the incumbent government.
Such support, they said, paved way for the victory of the APC at the polls.
Among personalities at the gathering were the Deputy Governor-elect, Senator Umar Abubakar Tafidan Kabi, former governor, Sa’idu Usman Nasamu Dakingari, retired Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs, Abubakar Mallam, Shattiman Gwandu and the National Organizing Secretary of APC, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, Jarman Kabi.
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