Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has assured that no single political appointee in his administration should expect salary until the state civil servants are paid up to date.
Bello spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Mallam Abdulkarim Abdulmalik in Lokoja on Thursday while addressing journalists in preparatory to celebration of the state’s silver jubilee anniversary on the 27th of this month.
The Media aide described the forthcoming anniversary as spectacular as it coincides with the much-needed positive change in the state which, he said, is divinely arranged to be implemented by Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the governor.
Abdulmaliki noted that there is a sharp departure from the former arrangements where some key positions are exclusive rights of some sections of the state, stressing that the governor in his detribalised philosophy, picked his appointees across all the sections of the state in order to foster sense of oneness in the affairs of the state.
He further posited that the era of wastage in governance was over, saying that commissioners and other appointees who desire to own a property would have to do that through private property developers which they would pay from their salary.
On security, Mallam Abdulmalik disclosed that the state government has acquired about 104 Hilux vans and over 1,000 motorcycles to enhance mobility of security agencies in the state, this according to him will make them track down criminals from their hideouts.
He warned hoodlums in the state to quickly have a change of mind as Bello-led administration will not rest until the state is rid of miscreants.
He stressed the need for the people of the state to support the “New Direction” blueprint of governor Bello, especially as it concern the ongoing civil service reforms, saying the action was aimed at repositioning the state for better service delivery shortly.

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