From DAUDA PAM, Maiduguri
GOVERNOR Babagana Umara Zulum has directed all newly sworn in commissioners to live by example, by staying in their offices always, as may be required to come to Government House on invitation only.
The directive was dished out while presiding over the swearing in ceremony of Commissioners at the Multi Purpose Hall of Government House, Maiduguri, last Wednesday.
He warned, “You should operate from your various ministries of assignment and not frequenting the Government House except on invitation or emergency.
“In my inaugural address, I made it very clear that the daunting task before us is to reposition the state after having suffered from the destructive machinery of the insurgency. You were all carefully selected out of so many of your kind and therefore the government and people of Borno expect nothing less than the best from all of you. You must therefore work hard to justify the confidence reposed on you”
” It is in this vein that I have created a new Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to facilitate the development and deployment of science and technology apparatus to enhance the pace of socio-economic development of the state through appropriate technological inputs into productive activators “.
We must emphasize complimentary of functions and responsibility and also the need for the cooperation, understanding and commitment of everyone of you so that collectively we will deliver our promises to improve the living standards of our people.
“I assure you that the executive council meeting will be held regularly and therefore all EXCO memos must be backed up by budgetary provisions confirmed by the budget office before submission to the cabinet secretariat for consideration” he further said .
Professor Zulum said “you should as a necessary constitutional requirement go to the code of Conduct Bureau to declare your assets. I wish you all God’s Guidance and protection as you set out to render valuable services to the state. I urge you to contribute to our collective efforts and commitment to provide good governance in order to take Borno to the next level.”
He urged them to work assiduously to bridge the gap between politicians, civil servants as well as members of the public, so that together, working in harmony and understanding, we will achieve our vision of a stronger and prosperous Borno and called on all “to rededicate ourselves towards the achievement of our 10 point development agenda so as to positively impact on the lives of our people “