By ISRAEL LAR
Gov. Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has challenged the new Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi A. Atu and the Chief of Staff, Hon. Noel Kuryil Dongjur to drive the bureaucracy of government to work in line with the thinking and philosophy of the Rescue Administration in the state.
The governor gave the charge, Monday at the Government House, Little Rayfield, Jos, while swearing in the duo.
While congratulating the two appointees, Gov. Lalong said he has refused to seek the input of anybody as he did in the past where they failed him, adding that he has finished compiling the list of members of his cabinet as he was ready to send it to the House of Assembly for approval.
Lalong repeatedly emphasized that “I have finished my list of commissioner’s” and advised lobbyists not to waste their time seeking to be appointed and reiterated his commitment to greater service to the people of the state in the next-level.
The Governor made it clear that he was going to appoint more women, youths and people with special needs in his new cabinet.
“Like I said in various for a, since our reelection into office, we are in our last lap and we have resolved that the four years will be devoted on consolidating on the gains we have made and expanding on critical areas of development for the benefit of our people”, he said.
He implored them to bring to bear their wealth of experience, vast knowledge and spirit of patriotism and selfless service to the administration as they coordinate the operations of government activities and programmes.
Gov. Lalong while affirming his commitment to delivering good governance to the people of Plateau State reiterated the advice he gave to the people during his swearing in for a second term insisted that they should “Think Plateau and Act Plateau”.
Responding on behave of the new appointees, the SGS, Prof. Atu thanked the governor for the opportunity accorded them to serve the state, saying the fact that they were privileged to be appointed does not mean that they were better than others and promised not to compromise in the administration of the affairs of the state.
Atu added that they would deliver at all cost by giving good governance to the people of the state.
THE NIGERIA STANDARD reports that Prof. Atu (SGS) and Hon. Dongjur (COS) took the oath of office in line with the vision of the Rescue Administration for the next four years.
Dignitaries who honoured the swearing in ceremony included the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Gwanle Tyoden, the Sen. Hezekiak Dimka, Deputy Speaker, PLHA, the Gbong-Gwom Jos, and many top dignitaries.
Others were the Deputy Speaker and member representing Wase Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Maje who was accompanied by some members of House, among other dignitaries.