The Yobe State governor Hon Mai Mala Buni said his administration will continue to formulate policies and ideas geared towards repositioning the civil and public service for efficient service delivery.
A statement issued by the director general Press Affairs and Media to the governor Alhaji Mamman Muhammed said Buni stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the two newly appointed Permanent Secretaries and a Permanent Member of the Yobe State Pilgrims Commission at the government house Damaturu.
The Governor said for the government to achieve its goals in the execution of laudable programmes and policies, there must be functional and efficient civil service hence the need for more reforms will reposition the system.
He said the elevation of the officers is part of measures to promote
effective and efficient service delivery, encourage hard work, and fill in existing vacancies in the civil service.
Buni further said their appointments were done based on merit, reassuring civil servants in the state that the government will continue to appreciate and reward hard-working public officers who put in their best to improve service delivery.
“Let me take this opportunity to stress that this administration will
continue to equip and reposition the Public Service to be more responsive to our current demands for speedy and effective implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes.
“In this regard, I would like to appeal to the new appointees to be proactive and bring in fresh ideas in our quest to overcome all developmental challenges for the betterment of our people, and wish to assure you that we will continue to maintain open-door policy in our decision-making processes,” he said.
Buni also assured the commitment of his administration towards reinvigorating the Civil service for optimum performance.
“I hereby direct the Head of Service to draw up a succession plan by training and retraining the middle cadre staff for efficient service delivery. ” Gov. Buni emphasized.
The newly sworn-in Permanent Secretaries are Alh. Musa Audu Fara-fara, and Mohammed M. Balumi, while Babagana M. Bukar was sworn into office as Permanent Member of the commission.