By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sworn-in Barrister Muhammad Ubandoma Aliyu, as the new Secretary to the State Government.
This is just as the Governor inaugurated Dr. Dominic Bako as the Director General, Nasarawa State Bureau for Public Procurement.
Both ceremonies took place simultaneously at the Government House, on Thursday.
Swearing-in the new SSG, Engineer Sule stated that since his assumption in office, the cardinal objective of his administration, has been to assemble a team of tested technocrats, resourceful experts and experienced personalities, that will assist in the implementation of government policies and programmes.
“Owing to the exigencies of governance, it has become imperative to re-strengthen the machinery of Government to enhance effective and efficient service delivery,” he added.
In this regards, the Governor pointed out that Barrister Ubandoma was appointed after wide consultations with a broad spectrum of the society and relevant stakeholders, mostly because he is known to be a political gladiator, grassroots mobilizer, a result-oriented individual and a goal getter.
Engineer Sule while noting that the office of the SSG is the fulcrum of government activities, requiring the occupant of the office to be a person with proven integrity, loyalty and outstanding antecedents, said he has no doubt, Barrister Ubandoma will continue to be an embodiment of sacrifice and service to the people of the state.
The Governor further charged the new SSG to quickly settle down to his new responsibility and to be innovative towards making valuable contributions to enable government achieve its development objectives.
He added that as part of the occasion, the inauguration of the Director General of the NSBPE, is to entrench due process and diligence in the execution of government policies and programmes.
While recalling his solemn declaration to imbibe the principles of transparency, accountability and prudence in the management of public funds, Engineer Sule assured that whatever project and programmes that will be implemented, will meet the requirements and imperatives of the Public Procurement Act.
Subsequently, the Governor called on the new DG to live aboard board and to ensure that all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), comply with the provision of the Act.
Responding on behalf of the appointees, Barrister Ubandoma, thanked the Governor for finding them worthy to occupy the two positions.
The new SSG assured Engineer Sule that they will live up to the true meaning of the content of the oath they took.
It will be recalled that the office of the SSG became vacant after Ahmed Tijjani Aliyu was relieved of his appointment last week.
Thanked the governor for finding them worthy to occupy the positions.