BY ALIYU DANGIDA & TINA AKANNAM
DUTSE — Governor Sule Lamido has sworn in 15 new commissioners as members of the state executive council. He said their appointments were based on merit and not just ‘’for political patronage.’’
Among those sworn in, eight served during Lamido’s first tenure as governor while seven others were civil servants and politicians selected from the three senatorial districts of the state.
Interestingly five of the former commissioners retained their portfolios just as 10 others were posted to new ministries.
However, the state Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, and incumbent chairman of Gwiwa local government, Alhaji Salisu Saleh Indirawa is to be screened by the State House of Assembly for the position of Commissioner for Local Government.
Addressing the new commissioners, Lamido said rather than celebrate their appointments they should strive to live up to the challenges and responsibilities before them.
The Governor noted that his administration will continue to work for the people of the state.