The Kogi State governor after the oath-taking of the 14 Commissioners in a low-key organised swearing-in ceremony at the Government House congratulated the newly appointed members of the State Executive Council.
Governor Wada who was bereft of his father who died on Tuesday, July 14 aged 100, explained that the swift decision to resume his functions was in vision to transform the state than mourning his late father.
Wada also announced that all appointees will undergo at intervals the performance evaluation and monitoring assessment test as recommended by the World Bank.
The Pilot-turned-Politician tasked the new appointees to seek their appointments as a “call to duty, service and sacrifice”, urging them not “take the opportunity for granted” as he demands “nothing less than their best”.
Wada, however cautioned the brand new appointees against “stealing of government funds, but appealed to them to cooperate, collaborate and work hand-in-glove in the transformation of the state” and further urged them to be “charge agents with core values of probity, accountability, hard work and punctuality”.
He charged them key into his vision for “good governance, human capacity development, agricultural boost and educational development”, stressed that his vision is to “make the Kogi one of the best state in the north in terms of Economy, Tourism and Infrastructural development”.
In a response, returning former commissioner of Health, Idris Omede who spoke on behalf of the new commissioners, pledged his colleagues “loyalty and commitment to the transformation agenda of Governor Idris Wada’s administration”.
However, the Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Professor Olugbemiro Jegede disclosed at the occasion that the five yet-to-cleared commissioner designates owing to undisclosed issues will be sorted out and sworn-in at the next State Executive Council.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Government has announced the creation of Ministry of Transports in quest to extend its transformation agenda to the transportation sector of the state.
Governor Idris Wada confirmed this at the swearing-in ceremony in the Kogi State Government House as part of his administration’s effort to care aspect of transportation in the state.
The new ministry will bring the number of Ministries in the state to nineteen.