From Ado Abubakar Musa Jos
The Plateau State Governor, Barrister Simon Bako Lalong, has sworn in 23 new commissioners following the dissolution of the previous cabinet.
This means that six new ministries have been added to the previous ones.
Lalong who swore in the commissioners at the Government House Little Rayfield, warned them not to compromise their position whatsoever in the course of their duties, urging all the commissioners to work in partnership and synergy to ensure progress in the state.
In his speech during the event, the governor said, “ My dear citizens of Plateau, the selection of these Commissioners though widely consultative in our bid to rejig the machinery of governance for effective and efficient service delivery, it cannot be said to have totally served all shades of opinion.
“As you come on board as Commissioners and new Permanent Secretaries, I expect to see the kind of synergy and partnership that will produce the kind of results we look forward to, from the Technocrats, bureaucrats and the Political Class in Office. The maintenance of the highest work ethics anchored on professionalism, responsible management of human and financial resource, discipline, respect for the rule of law and above all, the fear of God in Public Service is expected of all of you as custodians of the commonwealth of the people of Plateau. I am not in doubt that you already share in this conviction of Public Service and that you are fully prepared to apply this conviction, in the service you have been called to render to humanity and to our dear State.
“ I believe that Constitutional representation by State Character is complied with, while special consideration for group interest and political balance which falls within my purview as Governor to exercise, have been exercised in limited instances for the collective good of the State.
“It is the collective outcome of our individual efforts as a part of the whole, that will make our Government a success. In this wise, our areas of posting and the portfolios to which we shall be assigned are service vehicles for transporting the highest and best good of the Rescue Administration for the citizens of Plateau. We therefore will all be allocated functional vehicles and how we drive it, will determine whether we get to the destination or not, “ it added.