From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has observed that unless public officers and civil servants in the state change their attitudes in the conduct and management of government business, the dream of Bauchi to reclaim its lost glory and assume its rightful place among the best performing states in the federation will be a fantasy.
The governor said that civil service is the engine room of policy generation, articulation and execution, hence the need for civil servants to provide leadership and carry along their subordinates in the conduct of government business.
Senator Bala stated this in a paper at the just concluded two-day retreat for top government functionaries in Gadau State University, said however that Bauchi has in the past six months shown that the PDP led administration in the state is well on course to reclaim the lost glory.
“Whatever position one holds, it is a public trust. Do not abuse it. Do not mistake career elevation to wealth accumulation by foul and dubious means”. Do not abuse financial instruction. Do not take your eyes away from supervision, monitoring and evaluation”, the governor told the retreat participants.
He also reminded them that in the area of contracts, especially in civil engineering, “You should always insist that basic engineering management and evaluation apply. Always insist on Due Diligence in the award of government contract. Seek additional knowledge and update you professional skills in order to be relevant”.
Bala urged key players in education and health sectors to which state of emergency were declared, to provide him with necessary working documents with timelines for summits on the sectors within the first quarter of this year.
He told the Bauchi citizens that with the distraction created by the needless litigation regarding his election which is now over, renewed his pledge and promise to rededicate himself to the services of the state.