Yola – The Acting Governor of Adamawa, Alhaji Ahmad Umaru, on Wednesday in Yola swore in Prof. Liman Tukur as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Speaking shortly after the ceremony, the acting governor said Tukur’s appointment was based on his record of performances.
“The wind of change which has started blowing in the state will not be completed without people like Tukur.
“We thank God that today we are in charge of the affairs of the state and with the support of the people of the state we are going to deliver,’’ Umaru said.
He then urged the people of the state to remain calm and peaceful, and also ensure they abide by the law.
In his acceptance speech, Tukur thanked God for the appointment, saying recent happenings in Adamawa were a democratic version of revolution.
“The appointment is a challenge. I promise to be fair and equitable in discharging my duties,’’ he said.
Before his appointment, the new SSG was a professor of Geography from the Department of Environmental Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.