The Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has sworn in Muhammad Bello Sifawa as Secretary to the State Government and Aminu Haliru Dikko as Chief of Staff.
This Day reported that speaking shortly after the swearing in ceremony held at the Government House Chamber in Sokoto, Aliyu said the appointment of the duo was a testament that both were technocrats and seasoned administrators.
He said “Let me congratulate Alhaji Muhammad Bello Sifawa and Alhaji Aminu Haliru Dikko for their appointment as the secretary to the state government and chief of staff to the government house respectively.
“The decision to bring you on board , is a testament to your high level of performance, competence, hard work and loyalty when you once served the state.
“Let me once said that your appointment is purely based on merit and is well deserved.
“The appointment is a call to greater commitment to the service of the people of Sokoto State and a challenge to exhibit more of those positive attributes as we embark on our nine points agenda to achieve the greater Sokoto of our dream.’’
The governor further stated that these were the first set of members of the State Executive Council appointed by this administration.
The event was witnessed by the Deputy Governor Alhaji Muhammad Gobir, Speaker House of Assembly Alhaji Tukur Bala Bodinga, former Deputy Governor Alhaji Chiso Dattijo, immediate past minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, APC Chairman Alhaji Isa Sadiq Acida and other dignitaries.