-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO:
BORNO State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has effected a ‘minor’ cabinet reshuffle with the redeployment three commissioners.
The decision is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Danjuma Ali.
Ali said the Commissioner for Animal Resources and Fisheries Development, Juliana Bitrus has been moved to the Ministry of Health and Human Services.
The Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Lawan Walama is now to be in charge of the Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries Development.
Ali also disclosed that the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Alhaji Kaka-Shehu Lawan has an additional role of overseeing the Ministry of Environment.
In another development, Gov. Zulum has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Borno Primary Health Care Development Agency with the appointment of Ahmed Tijani as Chairman.
Ali, said that Gov. Zulum also approved the appointments of Dr Joseph Jatau as Chairman of the Borno Hospital Management Board with immediate effect and Abubakar Suleiman as Acting General Manager of Borno Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA).
According to Ali, the governor in accordance with Section 9 Subsection 1 of Borno Primary Health Care Development Agency Law, 2013, has approved the appointment of Dr Abba Goni as Executive Director, State Primary Health Care Development Agency.
In another development, Zulum, has ordered the immediate deployment of the newly acquired N1.4 billion worth of construction machinery into road and drainage construction in the state
The state government recently took delivery of 18 heavy duty road construction machinery which include four excavators, two pilling machines, eight driving rollers and graders, and two bulldozers imported to boost the capacity of it’s resident engineers.
Zulum, who was on Monday evening at an asphalt factory located along Maiduguri-Bama road to inspect the newly acquired machinery, directed immediate deployment of the machines to accelerate ongoing construction works at different locations across the state.
The Governor charged the state’s Ministry of Works, which is custodian of the machines, to ensure proper maintenance such that the equipment remain functional.
Commissioner of Works, Arch. Yerima Saleh, who received Zulum at the asphalt plant, said the newly acquired machines would significantly enhance the capacity of engineers both at the ministry of works and at the state Road Maintenance Agency to deliver ongoing projects on time without compromising quality.
He noted that the equipment are suitable for high level infrastructure.