Gaidam Swears In New Head of Service, Others

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam.

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday, swore in a new Head of Service, Saleh Abubakar.

The new appointee, who is the Chief of Staff to the Governor, takes over from Dauda Yahaya, who has attended the mandatory years of service.

While administering the oath on the Head of Service, the Governor said the swearing in of the new appointee would reinvigorate his administration by ensuring transparency, probity and accountability.

“Today’s event will further reinvigorate the administrative machinery in the state, strengthen the promotion of rule of law, equity, and justice, accountability, transparency and probity in the conduct of government business and it will serve as a step forward towards entrenchment of our reform programme in all sectors of our state economy”

Governor Gaidam, however, praised the outgoing Head of Service whom according to him, was equally an experienced technocrat.

He, therefore, urged the new Head of Service to emulate him, while also expressing optimism that Abubakar, who has served diligently since the beginning of his administration, will justify the confidence reposed in him.

“I am glad to say that Saleh Abubakar had impressive record of service before his appointment to the present position as Head of Service and it is this yardstick which informed my approval of his appointment.

“I however have no doubt in my mind that owing to his wealth of experience, exposure and records of performance in the past, he will be able to discharge his duties to the satisfaction of all,” the governor said.

The swearing in ceremony also witnessed the oath taken of the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Saboli Mohammed. Also, Baba Gishiwari took an oath as a member of the State Judicial Service Commission, while Ali Garga was sworn in as member of the Fiscal Responsibility Board.

Yobe Government Employs 92 Nurses

YobeThe Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the engagement of 92 nurses who graduated recently at the state school of nursing and midwifery in Damaturu the state capital.

The employment of the 92 nurses is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Damaturu by the state Head of Service, Alhaji Dauda Yahaya.

The statement which said “the employments are with immediate effect” also said that the engagement of the medical personnel is aimed at strengthening the health care system in the state.

It also said that the employed nurses would be deployed to man the recently upgraded health care centres across the state.

“The immediate employment of the 92 nurses who graduated recently at the Shehu Sule School of Nursing and Midwifery in Damaturu the state capital is aimed at getting the required staff that will man the recently upgraded hospitals spread across the state thereby strengthening the health care system,” the statement read.

It urged the engaged staff to put in their best as the government would maintain its determination towards repositioning the health care system in the state.