Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has warned public officers against enriching themselves while in office.
Abubakar gave the warning when he swore in the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman and other advisers in Bauchi on Monday.
He said that public office should not be seen as an opportunity for personal enrichment, rather it should be seen as an opportunity to serve the people.
Abubakar, therefore, urged the newly appointed principal officers to see their appointments as a challenges and opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
He urged them to acquaint themselves with goals and objectives of All Progressives Congress (APC), to enable them work toward the realisation of the new social order in the state.
Abubakar said that the coming of APC into government in the state marks a new dawn in the socio-economic and political development of the state.
He further said that the election that brought them into office was a clear testimony that the people were disenchanted by one and half decades of misrule.
The governor assured that he would turnaround the fortune of the state to enable every citizen of the state have a sense of belonging.
The advisers sworn in were Audu Sule-Katagum, Umar Tafawa Balewa and Alhaji Tahir Tahir, as special Adviser on Civil Service, Deputy Chief of Staff Deputy Governor Office, respectively.
The SSG, a seasoned technocrat, had served the state in the same capacity in the late 1990s and was also the state immediate past chairman of Local Government Service Commission. (NAN)
Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory
Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.
The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.
Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.
He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.
AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.
The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.
He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.
“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?
“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”
Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.
Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.
The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.
Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.
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