Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai at the weekend swore-in his first four appointees.
The governor had named the appointees ahead of his inauguration as state governor on 29 May, 2015.
The appointees are Secretary to the State Government, Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal, Principal Private Secretary, Malam Salisu Suleiman, Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of Legislative Affairs, Hon. Bala Yunusa and his Special Assistant, Media, Samuel Aruwan.
In his remarks after administering the oath of allegiance and the oath of office on the appointees, the governor charged them to be dedicated to duty.
He said “We are here for a serious business that requires dedication, commitment and sacrifice to achieve positive results. The people of Kaduna state have given us a four year mandate to deliver and they will not entertain stories. They expect us to work hard and to achieve results, and so we must.
“There is no room for excuses. We have no time to waste, neither do we have time to play. We have a duty to work hard for the development, unity, and progress of the state.”
Responding on behalf of the appointees, the Secretary to the State Government, Malam Balarabe Abbas Lawal thanked the governor and assured him of their commitment to the various duties assigned to them.