Boko Haram makes Yobe backward -Buni
From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has said that the challenges of the Boko Haram insurgency have affected the progress of the state and its people in many ways.
The governor also said the menace of the insurgency had sapped the very scarce resources that the state would have used in more useful ways to improve the living condition of its citizenry.
Governor Buni stated this while swearing the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Baba Malam Wali and seven newly appointed Permanent Secretaries at Government House, Damaturu.
The governor said: “we are required as government officials and public servants to always lead the way with new ideas and new initiatives that would address our challenges and bring about a qualitative improvement in the lives of our people.
“In order to bring the progress that our state desires and our people deserve, we have to continue to be more careful and as individual take obligation and official responsibilities to serve our people.”
He revealed that he made the decision to confirm Alhaji Wali as substantive SSG in recognition of his hard work and loyalty, “and because he fully shares in my vision for the state, a vision borne of my total commitment to make Yobe a better place for its entire people.”
“We would stay true to the values we profess, knowing that history would pass a very favourable verdict on us if we served with truth and honesty and dedication and with all our hearts,” he added.
He changed them to rededicate themselves to the task of creating a better Yobe for all its citizens.