Niger state Governor Abubakar Bello has inaugurated Ahmed Matane, Ibrahim Balarabe and Mohammed Adamu as Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff respectively.
On June 13, 2019, Governor Bello announced the appointments of Matane as the Secretary to the State Government and Balarabe as the Chief of Staff.
Bello charged them to work judiciously to put Niger state on the map.
“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 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.
Responding, Balarabe gave an assurance to discharge his duties diligently and promised to work with the people toward the betterment of the state.
The new SSG and Chief of Staff were sworn-in by Zainab Aliyu, a High Court Judge of the state.