Kano state Governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso on Friday, appointed a former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Barau I. Jibrin, as commissioner of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The new Commissioner replaced Alhaji Bala M. Gwagwarwa, who was recently elected the National Treasurer of the APC.
A statement signed by Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, Director of Press and Public Relations to the Executive Governor, stated that speaking shortly after the swearing in, which was presided by the state commissioner and Attorney General, Barr. Maliki Kuliya Umar, at the Government House, Kano, Kwankwaso charged the new member of the state executive council to work hard towards achieving the vision and mission of the administration.
The statement said the Governor called on family members, friends and political associates of the new Commissioner to assist him to discharge his duties diligently.
The Governor advised politicians in the state to engage in businesses that will make them self- reliant, as unwarranted visits to offices and homes of political appointees by favour seekers would not be tolerated.
According to the governor, his administration has opened up windows of opportunities for its citizens to engage in meaningful trades adding that there is no reason why politicians should flood the offices of appointed or elected officials to search for patronage.
“Looting and embezzlement of public funds are not acceptable to this government, that is why we were able to attain the achievements recorded in the past three years”, the governor maintained.
The governor, who praised newly sworn-in Commissioer for being a worthy member of APC, said he was appointed on merit.
He urged him to work hard to excel in the task ahead of him.