Jigawa retires 14 permanent secretaries
• Gov restates role of tax to meet obligations
JIGAWA State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, yesterday approved the retirement of 14 permanent secretaries.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the state Head of Service, Alhaji Inuwa Tahir.
Those affected are; Alhaji Ibrahim Alhaji (Water Resources); Magaji Uba Muhd (Health); Adamu Mu’azu (Local Government); Abdulhamid Ali (Special Service); Hajiya Furera A. Baffa (Information); Jamilu Abubakar (Economic Empowerment); Bako Muhd Gangare (Local Government Service Commission); Barrister Hussaini Magama (Justice).
Others are, Muhd Nasir Sani (Land and Regional Planning); Garba Alhassan (Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs); Usman Abdu (REPA); Bashir Ado Kazaure (Salary and Pension); Ahmed Dauda Abubakar (Manpower Development and Training) and Muhd Idris Danzomo (Agric and Natural Resources).
The governor while thanking the officials for their service directed them to hand over to the most senior officers of their departments.
Meanwhile, Governor Badaru has appealed to the citizens to pay their taxes to enable the government implement its budget efficiently and meet obligations to the people.
Badaru made the appeal while assenting to the N137.2 billion 2016 appropriation bill in Dutse.
He explained that payment of taxes was key and paramount in revenue generation as well as implementation of the state’s projects.
The governor also urged all accounting officers and other government functionaries to adhere strictly to the implementation of the budget.
“The signing of this budget marks the commencement of the budget implementation because we shall swing into action immediately and ensure that the estimate is well implemented,” he said.
He commended the Assembly for the accelerated passage of the budget and thanked civil servants in the state for their input and contributions.
The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Idris Garba, later explained to newsmen that the House was thorough in the deliberation of the 2016 estimates.