by Isi Esene
The Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, has warned the state’s newly sworn-in commissioners not to abuse their positions or he would not hesitate to hand them over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for prosecution.
He gave this warning yesterday during the swearing-in ceremony of 18 commissioners and 25 special advisers.
According to the Punch Newspapers, he advised them to shelve selfish conduct and put the interest of the state at the forefront of their service to the state. He further urged them to make hard work and honesty their watchword.
Wada called on the Kogi citizens to be patient while his administration works on delivering administrative and infrastructural development in all areas of the state. He assured the people that the promised development will be delivered before the end of his tenure in 2015.
The new commissioners, through Mrs. Hadiza Onotu, promised to serve the state with “utmost sense of honour and integrity” and thanked Wada for finding them worthy to be selected for the position.
Six women were among the newly appointed commissioners and special advisers.
Haven’t we heard such warnings before?