Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has said appointments of Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service will be based on a competency test, going forward.
The Governor stated this during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, three Special Advisers and a Permanent Secretary on Friday, according to Daily Post.
Zulum said the swearing-in of the appointees was one of the key steps taken to implement the agenda of his administration, adding that the office of the SSG is the engine room for processing all government activities directing that all government businesses be routed through the office of the SSG.
He said, “All communications to my office on the conduct of Government business must be routed through the office of the Secretary to the State Government for necessary guidance, direction and advice.”
The governor called on the appointees to live up to the expectations of the government and people of Borno State, charging the Permanent Secretary to ensure no administrative vacuum is allowed to linger.
He, however, used the opportunity to pay tribute to the late SSG, Usman Jidda Shuwa and commended him posthumously for his services to the state.
The new Secretary to the State Government, Bukar Tijjani appreciated the opportunity and privilege given to them to serve the state and promised to support Governor Zulum realize the Borno he envisions through the twenty-five years development plan and ten years of strategic initiatives.