Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday swore-in 17 new commissioners and the head of civil service of the state in a glamorous occasion at the Ta’al Conference Hotel? in Lafia, the state capital. Of the 17 newly sworn-in members of the state executive council six are returnees with one of the new entrants being the immediate past head of the civil service of the state, Dr. Amos Akawu.
While administering the oath of office on them, governor Almakura stressed that, “the oath you have just taken is a litmus test to your public service career.? In carrying out your official duties, I urge you to let the fear of God and public interest take precedence over and above your personal considerations and preferences.”
Almakura also urged the new appointees to cultivate cordial relationships with other members of the management and staff of their various organizations in the belief that it is only in this way that they can effectively discharge their responsibilities for the benefit of the people.
The CPC governor equally took liberty of the occasion to once more appeal to the good people of Nasarawa State to live in peace with one another, saying, “without peace, no meaningful development can take place in the society”.? “We should remember that we are bound together by a common destiny as people of Nasarawa State besides which we have no other State to call ours.?
We must, therefore, resolve to be our brothers’ keepers and helpers at all times.? This is the only way we can reach the Promised Land that we yearn for,” he added.
He charged the new head of service of the state, Dr. Dominic Bako, to bring his experience to bear and reposition the service for more effective service delivery, adding that “with the swearing-in of the Head of Civil Service today, the appropriate machinery is now in place which will, no doubt, accelerate the implementation of the lofty policies and programmes of this administration in the state.”