Buni charges commissioners to raise people’s living conditions
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has said that progress made in education, health and agriculture sectors are not enough to empower and improve living conditions of people.
Buni, who disclosed this, yesterday, while swearing in 20 commissioners and special advisers at the Government House, Damaturu, said transforming state and making life more meaningful to people is the topmost priority of his government.
He said they should also work closely with their Permanent Secretaries, as they are accounting officers to government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), noting that government ensures that children have the best opportunities for a functional and effective education, while farmers have the support to make the state food basket of nation.
He said the state could replace poverty with prosperity, by harnessing the rich agricultural and solid mineral resources and tasked them to empower the people to the next level, without creating any impediments.
He said the success of commissioners and special advisers depends on hardwork and dedication of those in power in service delivery, adding: “I will expect nothing from you other than performance;” he charged, adding that their experiences and creativity are to achieve the developmental goals.
“Your loyalty, honesty, commitment to deliver your mandates; are the gold standards with which you will be measured and accounted for.
“We will also ensure that our people have access to clean water and our civil service the resources it needs to support our developmental drive. We will pursue infrastructural development, including construction of more roads and drainage facilities and ensure the people have access to affordable housing.”
On development partners, he said: “We will maintain close contacts with our development partners by meeting all counterpart funding obligations.”
He said that this would achieve the goals of a peaceful and prosperous state.