On Saturday, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni charged the State Executive Council with upholding the trust of the Yobe people.
The charge was given by Buni at the opening ceremony of a two-day retreat organized in Kano for members of the Council, according to a statement released by the Press Secretary to the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Shuaibu Abdullahi.
The Governor said that the retreat’s timing, so soon after their inauguration, reflected the administration’s resolve to put together a team that could meet the state’s developmental difficulties.
We need to be more creative and open to new ways of thinking so that we can fulfill our duties as individuals and as a group with greater speed and efficiency, he said.
He claims that his administration’s 11-point program would be implemented with more interdepartmental cooperation and coordination.
He listed off the ways in which his administration has improved safety and education and health and agriculture and trade and housing and rural infrastructure.
According to Governor Buni, the eleven-point agenda was crafted to direct the rollout of policies and programs that will speed up the state’s and the nation’s progress toward their respective development goals.
All of the above will fail unless we retrain our staff to work hard and make them want to participate in our initiatives.
‘Adherence to due process would remain the driving principle in the execution of all policies and activities,’ he said.
He was hopeful that the new members of the Executive Council would learn the necessary fiscal restraint at the retreat.
According to his words of wisdom, public servants should always act with “prudence, transparency, probity, and accountability.”
According to Baba Malam Wali, acting secretary of the state government, the retreat’s subject of “Repositioning Yobe to be the Pride of the Nation” is fitting.
He elaborated that the retreat was planned to brief the incoming members of the State Executive Council on their responsibilities.
Wali praised the state government for taking the initiative and said he hoped it will have the desired effect.