Shettima swears in SSG, CoS, Special Advisers

Shettima-new1GOVERNOR Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday swore in the newly-appointed Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff (CoS) and two special advisers. He charged them to discharge their responsibilities in moving the state forward despite the security challenges that have displaced over 1.5 million people in the state.

The sworn-in SSG, CoS and the special advisers, included Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Alhaji Modu Alhaji Musa, Isa Umar Gusau and Mr. Hassan Musa Dlakwa in that order.

Shettima, who gave the charge yesterday while swearing in the five government appointees at the Government House, Maiduguri, said: “Your appointments and subsequent swearing in was based on your integrity, transparency and wealth of experiences in governance and public services in moving this state forward and overcome the challenges of insecurity to both lives and property; which we had been facing us for the last six years here in Borno.

“The office of the SSG is the clearing house for all government transaction before they are implemented for the betterment of our people affected by this insurgency. All of you here today for this swearing-in ceremony; should as a matter ‘policy and urgency’ to cultivate a comprehensive understating on how we could collectively rebuild and rehabilitate all the Boko Haram destroyed towns and villages in 22 council areas of Borno state.”

He continued: “The challenges before all of us here today (Monday) are to accord top most priorities to the agriculture, health, job creation, infrastructural facilities and housing sectors, including the ‘rebuilding and rehabilitation’ of 22 destroyed communities of Baga, Bama, Gwoza, Monguno, Gambouru, Damasak and several other villages torched by Boko Haram insurgents in the last two or three years.”

He, therefore, urged the people to co-operate with the newly sworn in SSG in discharging his duties that could improve the living conditions of the people that re-elected him into office last April.

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