Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has sworn in 23 new commissioners at the Government House, Sokoto, and urged them to emulate the honesty of President Muhammadu Buhari for the state to develop.
This is contained in a statement by his spokesman, Imam Imam.
The event which was observed in a sombre mood took many who were hitherto waiting for big ceremony by surprise, as the hall was almost empty.
Giving reasons for the low key swearing-in ceremony, Tambuwal insisted that, it was to pay respect to Sokoto State pilgrims who lost their lives in this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Tambuwal charged the new commissioners to be honest, patriotic and ensure that, the campaign promises of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is carried out to the letter.
While advising them to emulate PMB’s honesty in their new tasks, Tambuwal reminded them that, they were appointed on merit, therefore, they should avoid nepotism, bigotry and selfish conducts.
Tambuwal said: “They voted us to see their lives improve, to see their children enjoy good education, and to see Sokoto among the best states in the country.”
Those sworn in and given portfolio according to Imam Imam, include, Deputy Governor Ahmad Aliyu who will oversee Works Ministry, Sahabi Gada (Higher Education), Umar Tambuwal (Agriculture) and Saidu Umar (Finance).
Others include Abdulkadir Jeli who will serve as the new commissioner of Information, Muhammad Arzika Tureta will head Water Resources Ministry, Jabbi Kilgore will take charge of Ministry of Basic Education, Abdullahi Maigwandu (Ministry for Rural Development) Sirajo Gatawa (Social Welfare Ministry).