The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has said that his administration remains committed to repositioning the state's public service to be more responsive to people-oriented policies.
The governor made this known on Thursday during the swearing-in ceremony of two newly appointed permanent secretaries and a permanent member of the Yobe State Pilgrims Commission.
The new permanent secretaries included Alhaji Musa Audu Fara-fara, and Mohammed M. Balumi, while the permanent member of the commission is Babagana M. Bukar.
As contained in a statement by Mamman Mohammed, the governor's spokesperson on Thursday, the governor said the elevation of the officers was to "promote effective and efficient service delivery, encourage hard work, and fill in existing vacancies in the civil service."
He added that all the appointments were based on merit.
He said: "Let me take this opportunity to stress that this administration will continue to equip and reposition the Public Service to be more responsive to our current demands for speedy and effective implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes.
"In this regard, I would like to appeal to the new appointees to be proactive and bring in fresh ideas in our quest to overcome all developmental challenges for the betterment of our people and wish to assure you that we will continue to maintain an open-door policy in our decision-making processes.
"I hereby direct the Head of Service to draw up a succession plan by training and retraining the middle cadre staff for efficient service delivery."