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Don’t be tempted to embezzle public funds – Bauchi gov warns new cabinet

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Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, on Thursday warned his new commissioners and different political appointees in opposition to being tempted to embezzle public funds, urging them to exhibit exemplary management and diligence within the operating of presidency affairs.

The governor gave the warning whereas swearing in new members of the State Govt Council (SEC), together with 21 commissioners, new Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG), Chief of Workers (CoS), Deputy Chief of Workers and Non-public Principal Secretary (PPS).

In his transient remarks shortly after the brand new appointees took their oaths of workplace and allegiance, which was administered on them by the state Chief Decide, Justice Rabiu Talatu, Governor Mohammed warned them in opposition to indolence and the urge to embezzle public funds.

He charged them not solely to exhibit exemplary management but in addition to be diligent in operating authorities affairs and be good ambassadors of their varied constituencies.

“You need to dwell above board by bringing in your wealth of data and expertise into play to be able to speed up the developmental efforts of the administration as time is quick operating and the wheels of progress should not decelerate.

“I have to additionally remind you that you just owe your varied constituencies of optimistic illustration in authorities since you are anticipated to function ambassadors of your folks and allow them to know what we’re doing for his or her nicely being,” Mohammed informed them.

He additionally suggested them to be prudent within the administration of restricted assets, particularly in view of lean assets accessible to the state.

Whereas advising them to be honest to all Bauchi residents, regardless of tribe, faith or political leanings, the governor knowledgeable the brand new commissioners and others that they have been chosen on benefit.

He disclosed that he took time to reassemble the cupboard with a view to not making errors forward of 2023 so as to not lose a second time period.

“I took my time to reassemble this cupboard so as to not make errors as a result of 2023 is quick approaching. Due to this fact, we have to consolidate our political grip in order that we will simply get a second time period to serve the folks of the state,” he mentioned.

In line with him, successful elections was all about carrying folks together with mission execution.

He then assured that his administration would proceed to embark on tasks and programmes that will structurally develop the state to an enviable standing within the nation, including that he would work with the appointees for progress.

Governor Mohammed then urged the appointees to domesticate a easy working relationship with the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led legislative arm of presidency within the state, saying that his administration is working in collaboration with the lawmakers.

“I need you to work intently with members of the state Home of Meeting as a result of they’re my bosses. We’re working in collaboration for the nice of the state. Respect them and relate with them nicely. Something wanting it will result in rancour between us, which can sluggish us down,” he warned.

Governor Mohammed, nevertheless, wished the appointees nicely of their official duties and admonished them to not betray the belief and confidence reprised on them.

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