In a recent development, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State delivered a strong message during the inauguration of the state’s new cabinet. The governor, speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for the 24 freshly appointed commissioners, cautioned them against engaging in corrupt activities or abusing their positions.

Governor Mohammed stressed the importance of unwavering allegiance to both the government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging the commissioners to adopt accountability and transparency as their core values. He underlined that their roles should revolve around sacrifice and selfless dedication, rather than personal enrichment or pursuing self-serving political ambitions. Furthermore, the governor made it clear that any commissioner found lacking in ethical conduct or failing to uphold these principles would face sanctions or even dismissal.

The governor had declared: “It should be made known to you that you have not been appointed to enrich yourselves or pursue selfish political ambitions. What is required of you is sacrifice and selfless service.

“No commissioner is better than the other, no commissioner is more senior than the other. In my government, there is no prime minister and all commissioners are equal. You should also know that you are stakeholders in the state and your local governments.

“This requires that you continuously collaborate with party leaders, local government chairmen, legislators at the national and state level, and traditional, religious leaders.”

The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Yakubu Adamu, on behalf of the new Commissioners, expressed appreciation to the governor for the honour to serve the state.

He assured the governor that they would work and succeed together in making the state a better place for all.

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