Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Umaru Bago in a bid to fulfill his campaign promise of ensuring gender inclusivity in appointments in his administration, has approved the appointment of 131 women political appointees in the state.
A statement issued by the secretary to the state government (SSG), Alhaji Abubakar Usman, disclosed that the appointments were in fulfillment of Governor Umar Bago’s campaign promise to ensure women inclusion in his administration.
The SSG explained that “the appointments of the women to the challenging positions are based on merit, proven credentials, personal integrity and outstanding record of performances in their previous assignments”.
Alhaji Usman therefore reminded the appointees of the policy direction of the present administration which is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the state and urged them to work diligently towards achieving this noble objective.
He stressed that the appointees are expected to bring their knowledge, skills and wealth of experience to bear in the performance of their new assignments by working assiduously to justify the confidence reposed in them.
He said, “The governor congratulated the 131 women political appointees on their appointments and wishes them success and God’s guidance in the performance of the arduous duties of their offices.”