Commissioner pledges better running of LG ministry
From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
Yobe State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Yarima Lawan Mahmud has pledged to utilise his vast experience in local government administration in order to take the ministry to the next level.
The commissioner disclosed this in an interview with The Triumph in his office in Damaturu, the state capital recently.
He said: “I almost spent my carrier in local government system, therefore with my experience, I will ensure that the state councils benefit from it.”
He said Governor Mai Mala Buni administration’s mission is to deliver dividends of democracy to the people and move the state forward.
Alhaji Mahmud also revealed that the ministry would continue to support the activities of the 17 local government councils and the 14 traditional institutions in the state.
The commissioner pledged to complement Governor Buni’s towards fulfilling his campaign promises, describing him as a seasoned grassroots politician in the state.
He said the ministry would work with the governor’s office, Primary School Management Board, Primary Health Care Management Board, Local Government Service Commission and Local Government Pension Management Board.
He maintained that the ministry would also work hand in hand with other federal and state agencies as well as development partners.
The commissioner further said, within seven months of Buni’s administration, he had resuscitated government-owned industries, which were closed for many years.
“These industries include, the Yobe Flour and Feeds Mills, Yobe Aluminum Company and the Woven Sacks Factory among others,” he added.