Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has warned public officers against enriching themselves while in office.
Abubakar gave the warning when he swore in the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman and other advisers in Bauchi on Monday.
He said that public office should not be seen as an opportunity for personal enrichment, rather it should be seen as an opportunity to serve the people.
Abubakar, therefore, urged the newly appointed principal officers to see their appointments as a challenges and opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
He urged them to acquaint themselves with goals and objectives of All Progressives Congress (APC), to enable them work toward the realisation of the new social order in the state.
Abubakar said that the coming of APC into government in the state marks a new dawn in the socio-economic and political development of the state.
He further said that the election that brought them into office was a clear testimony that the people were disenchanted by one and half decades of misrule.
The governor assured that he would turnaround the fortune of the state to enable every citizen of the state have a sense of belonging.
The advisers sworn in were Audu Sule-Katagum, Umar Tafawa Balewa and Alhaji Tahir Tahir, as special Adviser on Civil Service, Deputy Chief of Staff Deputy Governor Office, respectively.
The SSG, a seasoned technocrat, had served the state in the same capacity in the late 1990s and was also the state immediate past chairman of Local Government Service Commission. (NAN)