Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has restated his administration’s resolve to encourage greater representation of women as a demonstration of its commitment to good governance and gender sensitivity.
Governor Sani Bello, who made this known while receiving a delegation from Agaie Emirate, said the appointment of Hajiya Salamatu T. Abubakar as Head of Service was on merit as she was meticulously selected by a committee mandated to do so.
The Governor noted that, as the first female Head of Service in the history of the state, it was incumbent upon her to excellently discharge her responsibilities and be good ambassador of the womenfolk.
He urged the delegation, the entire people of Agaie and indeed all Nigerlites to support the new Head of Service by offering meaningful advice that will contribute to an enduring effort to reposition the state civil service.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Emir of Agaie, Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu appreciated Governor Sani Bello for appointing a daughter of his emirate as the new Head of Service.
The Emir stated that the appointment of Hajiya Salamatu T. Abubakar represented a watershed in the history of the state and also demonstrated the Governor’s genuine desire to put the state civil service back on track towards the rapid transformation of the state.
Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu thanked Governor Sani Bello for his fairness in the political equation of the state and assured of his people’s loyalty and support to the government at all times.