Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo today Thursday swore-in twelve commissioners join in running the affairs of the state after piloting the state for a year without executive council.

One of the thirteen said to have been screened for the commissionership office was absent from the ceremony which took place at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Gombe.

“You might have might have noticed, most of the commissioners sworn in have served the state during the first tenure of this administration. Their reappointment therefore is eloquent testimony of the confidence reposed in them”, he said.

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He therefore urged them to strive to steer the affairs of their various offices with the fear of God and to bring to bare their wealth of experience and proven integrity in the discharge of their duties.

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He said the dwindling allocations from the Federation Account had negatively affected the pace of development in the state and as such, would “continue to run focused, transparent and accountable administration to ensure prudent management of prudent resources”.

The Governor therefore, he told the urged the citizenry to be patient with the commissioners because of the constraints brought about by the present economic challenges.

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He nevertheless affirmed that his administration would not rest in its oars in the continued effort to transform the state through developmental projects which attest to the commitment to weather the economic storm.

Dankwambo again selected ten out of the 24 commissioners he worked with during his first tenure