Governor Bello will be inaugurated for a second term in office on 27th January, 2020. The governor gave the promise at a meeting with the Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the state on Wednesday 8th January, 2020 at the Government House, Lokoja.
The governor promised the civil servants of smooth and very cordial relationship, saying he will interact more with them than his political appointees during his second term in the quest to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
I am opened to advice from all of you. The second term can’t be self serving. It is going to be more of service delivery to the people.
That is why I am involving those that are hungry for service to get involved. Don’t be surprised to see your child to be your boss as long as he is hungry for service.
He said; this second tenure is going to be that of service delivery. It’s a tenure for those who are hungry for results.
For us to get to the desired destination that we want, we have to begin now. The Governor promised to be transparent, He said;
He charged the civil servants not to show political appointees the ways to circumvent the system, but to checkmate them at all time.
Whoever I will appoint as your heads today or tomorrow should be told of what the law permits. Do not teach them to thwart the system.
I will be dealing directly with the civil servants; It’s going to be a cyclic interaction,” he promised.
He further enjoined them to verify every directive from him before they comply, saying “Kogi State belongs to all of us; we all have equal stakes in the state.
No one, no group, no tribe is better placed than other; we all have equal right.
Governor Bello, directed that details of the accounts being operated by the MDAs with financial institutions and the signatories to the accounts should be submitted hereafter.