Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Bello on Wednesday swore in seven new Commissioners as members of the state executive council to replace those who resigned for elective offices.
The newly sworn-in commissioners include Abraham Umar, Habila Galadima, Usman Tinau, Kabiru Abbas, Yusuf Gunu, Sani Lafiya and Emmanuel Musa.
The oath of allegiance and office was administered by the state Chief Judge, Justice Halima Abdulmalik who was represented by Justice Bilkisu Yusuf.
The Governor who spoke during the swear-in ceremony at the Government House, Minna charged them to live up to their responsibilities.
He said, “You were selected after a thorough diligence report on each of you.
“Our decision to make you part of this cabinet today is based on the recommendations we have received about you.”
Governor Bello who expressed optimism that “the new commissioners would add value to the cabinet in its remaining few months in office,” also urged them “to exercise their duties effectively,” saying that “they were being sworn in at a critical period when government activities were winding up.”
“At the same time there are challenges, meaning that you have no time to make a difference,” he added.