Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has sworn-in of two newly appointed female commissioners and three permanent commissioners for the state Independent Electoral Commission respectively.
The newly appointed commissioners are Maryam Bagel and Asama’u Ahmed.
Also, the three permanent commissioners appointed into the state Independent Electoral Commission are: Adamu Zakari, Abdulmalik Wakili and Dauda Gayus.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday in Bauchi, the governor said his administration was committed to ensuring gender equity, fairness and transparency in the conduct of its affairs among its citizens.
The governor added that the commissioners were appointed to fill the vacant positions recently vacated by their former occupants.
He said that the commissioners would be deployed to the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
“We expect them to deploy their acumen, invention and ingenuity toward making the state a great one,” he said.
He challenged the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to boost and improve the tourism potential of the state, especially, the Yankari and Suma Games’ Reserves for economic development.
He advised the Commissioner for Commerce to strive hard and revive the comatose industries, so that they would become fully functional and productive.
He said, “We will support you to succeed.”
Governor Mohammed also charged the three permanent commissioners deployed to the state Independent Electoral Commission, BASIEC, to discharge their functions with the fear of God.
He noted that the state was warming up to conduct local government elections across in its 20 local government council areas on October 17, adding that they should be fair to all.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maryam Bagel was deployed to the Ministry of Commerce while Asama’u Ahmed was posted to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.