Governor Aminu Bello Masari, of Katsina State, recently swore in fourteen Special Advisers, urging them to put the people first in their conduct in office. Out of the number, ten were returnees, while four are newly appointed.
The four new Special Advisers are, Alhaji Bashir Dayyabu – international Donor Agency; Comrade Lawal Tanimu Saulawa – Labour; Alhaji Kabir Shu’aibu – Political Affairs and Abdullahi Ibrahim Mahuta – Legislative Matters.
Those re-appointed include Muntari Lawal, Bashir Usman Ruwan Godiya, Abdulkadir Mamman Nasir, Husaini Adamu Karaduwa, Khalil Ibrahim Aminu, Aminu Lawal Jibiya and Lawal Usman Bagiwa. The rest are, Hamza Muhammad Borodo, Dr. Abba Abdullahi and Abdu Habu Dankum.
Speaking shortly after the appointees took their oath of office and allegiance, Governor Aminu Masari said the reappointment of the ten special advisers had demonstrated the confidence the administration has in them.
He stated that the four new special advisers were appointed to fill the gap needed for realignment and readjustment in the executive council, to meet the challenges of development.
According to him, by this development, there would be creation of new ministries to fast track governance in the state.
To the four new Special Advisers, he said they may be new members of the State Executive council but not new to the APC administration, adding that, their appointments is like putting a square peg in a square hole.
He therefore charged them to put the people first in all their conduct in office, stressing that their attitude would make or mar, their offices.
He also requested the appointees to limit celebrations because of the insecurity situation, although, relative peace had been restored through the signing of the peace deal with leaders of suspected armed bandits.
The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Governor, Mannir Yakubu, the speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Alhaji Tasiu Zango, members of the state House of Assembly, the Chief Judge, Justices Musa Abubakar Danladi, the Grand Khadi, Alhaji Al-Hafiz Abubakar Bakori, the Secretary to the Government of Katsina state, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, business Mogul, Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal, and the State APC chairman, Alhaji Shitu S. Shitu, among others.
Amina Bello K/bai
For: Head of Centre