The appointment of Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service will going forward be based on a competency exam, according to Babagan Zulum, governor of Borno State.
During yesterday’s ceremony to swear in the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, three Special Advisers, and a Permanent Secretary, the Governor made this statement.
The swearing-in of the appointees, according to Zulum, was one of the crucial actions taken to carry out his administration’s program. He also noted that the SSG’s office serves as the hub for processing all government business, with all government transactions being directed there.
For the necessary guidance, direction, and advice, Zulum instructed that any correspondence to his office regarding the conduct of government business be forwarded through the Secretary to the State Government’s office.
The governor charged the permanent secretary to make sure no administrative void is allowed to persist and urged the appointees to live up to the expectations of the government and the people of Borno State.
However, he took use of the occasion to honor the late SSG, Usman Jidda Shuwa, and to express his posthumous gratitude for his sacrifices to the nation.
Bukar Tijjani, the new secretary to the state government, expressed appreciation for the privilege and opportunity provided to them to serve the state and pledged to help Governor Zulum create the Borno he dreams through the 25-year development plan and 10-year strategic initiatives.