Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday swore in Prof. Isa Marte as the Chief of Staff (CoS), and Alhaji Alhaji Abba Sadiq, as member of the Judicial Service Commission respectively.
Zulum, at the ceremony, said that the appointments came after careful, diligent considerations and wide consultation.
He said that the appointments was in recognition of individual credentials, proven capacity, records of integrity, passion for selfless services and dedication to duties known with all the appointees.
The governor charged them to use their rich experience to complement the good governance vision of his administration.
He also paid tribute to the late CoS, Alhaji Babagana Wakil, for his selfless services toward actualising the policy and plans of his administration.
Prof. Marte, who spoke on behalf of the appointees, thanked the governor for the confidence reposed in them.
“Gov. Zulum is a people centered leader, a man who fears God, which is very important in leadership calling. If you look at his vision and mission, we share a lot and once this is followed, Borno State will come out as the best.
“This position is not just for me alone but for everybody. I therefore urge everybody in Borno who want to uplift the state to join me to uplift it, not just to the next level, but a level it has never been before,’’ he said.
Marte described the late Wakil as a simple and honest CoS and assured to leverage on his successes for the betterment of governance in the state. (NAN)