Kaduna: Governor El-Rufai swears in cabinet members

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna


Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai urges new Council members to be diligent in service delivery, saying he chose insiders to run his cabinet for their sound education, Intelligence and capabilities in order to hit the ground running.

While swearing-in the new Commissioners at the government House Kaduna, he said, they are expected to settle immediately and deliver results as each of them will receive and adhere to the job descriptions assigned them which would be followed by key performance indicators.

The Governor said all Commissioners and management of MDAs will be subject to strict quarterly reviews, adding that anyone that misses two quarters will be fired.

“This is because we must maximize the little time available to deliver to people who voted us into office. So I expect compliance to achieve the desired results.”

While appreciating family members of the new executive members for their sacrifices and support towards his administration, the Governor also urged them not to pressurise them while in office.

“They are neither rich or in office to acquire wealth, they will manage billions of naira of public resources but they must comply with financial regulations and process”, he stressed

“Please counsel and encourage them to do right to all manner of persons without fear or favour, affection or ill will. Remind them and indeed all of us always that genuine public service is a call to duty which we must all account for to God sooner or later.”

Governor El-Rufai said, with the swearing-in ceremony, they have formed the apex of government and work will commence in earnest.

He called on people who are interested from within the public service or outside it, who intend to occupy the offices of Permanent Secretary and Executive of agencies to apply as there are vacancies to fill up.

Governor El-Rufai also announced that the State government will recruit more teachers, thousand of health workers, administrative officers and other professionals into the public service. All these jobs will be available to all Nigerian citizens but only on merit and not ethnicity and religion.