Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kaduna Deputy Governor sworn-in

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Nuhu Bajoga [Photo.leadership.ng]

Nuhu Bajoga has been sworn in as the new Deputy Governor of KadunaState.

Nuhu Bajoga has been sworn-in as the new Deputy Governor of Kaduna State.

He was sworn-in by the state’s Chief Judge, Rahila Cudjoe, on Friday at Hassan Usman Katsina House, Kawo, Kaduna.

The swearing-in followed his confirmation by the state House of Assembly on Thursday.

The new deputy governor is the fourth in Kaduna since the inception of the Fourth Republic 13 years ago.

The former Deputy Governor, Mukhtar Yero, was sworn-in as the governor on December 16, following the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa in a helicopter
crash in Okoroba-Nembe, Bayelsa State. Mr. Yero said at the swearing in ceremony
that he was convinced that Mr. Bajoga’s patience, articulation, and sensible leadership would help in moving the state forward.

He said the combination of the old and the young had also contributed immensely to his working relationship with the late Mr. Yakowa.

“Yakowa was older than I am by 20 years and I tried as much as possible to obey him and not to create problem for him.

“That gave me the idea that anybody that is going to be the deputy governor has to be somebody that is older than I am and has more experience than I
have.

“This will benefit the good people of the state because they say age is an experience and I know that with the experience of Bajoga and his age, we will be able to work together and respect each other,” he said.

He reiterated his commitment towards peace, unity and development in the state, and urged the people to support them, as well as pray for them in order to enable the government achieve its mandate.

Mr. Yero assured the people that he would have a cordial relationship with his deputy, understand each other, work together, and be patient with each other.

“I assure you that we will have a good working relationship. I as the head and he being my number one adviser, I will do as much as possible.

“I know what the office of the deputy governor is and will try as much as possible to improve from where I left it,” the governor said.

He said, “anyone, who thinks he can come in between us, it is better for him to advise us to do the right thing, rather than seeking to divide us.”

The deputy governor  pledged to discharge his duties to the state according to the 1999 Constitution. He said he would emulate the late Mr. Yakowa by
fostering friendship and enhancing cooperation across the ethnic groups and religions.

“I intend to justify the confidence reposed in me as I will promote
harmonious working relationship based on mutual cooperation.”

“I appreciate the series of views expressed by various strata of our society and interest groups in the course of filling the vacuum that was created in the office that I have now been called upon to occupy.

“I see this as a positive development, which will serve to enrich our
democratic culture and ideals.

“And so rather than diminish my enthusiasm to serve our people, it has
awakened me to the enormity of the challenges ahead of us and the need to
give my best,” he said.

Mr. Bajoga appealed to the people to exercise more patience, eschew bitterness and promote issues that will unite them all.

“The security challenges that stare us in the face demand from us patience, sacrifice and tolerance,” he said.

Mr. Bajoga, 63, hails from Jaba Local Government Area.

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