Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Monday inaugurated Alhaji Ahmed Matane and Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Chief of Staff respectively.
The governor also inaugurated Alhaji Mohammed Adamu as Deputy Chief of Staff.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor stated that the appointments were based on merit and good conduct.
“The expectation of the people of the state is high; therefore we can’t afford to fail as a government.
“We are starting a new page of governance after completion of four years’ tenure.
“We have learned many things and we now know where mistakes were made and we are going to correct these mistakes. Therefore, it should be in your mind that you are representing over four million people,’’ he said.
The governor also urged them to work with the fear of God, to have the interest of the common man in their minds and discharge their duties diligently.
“Your activities should be those that will change the lives of the people in the state. I wish you well and we will put you in our prayers on this difficult task,’’ Bello said.