GOV SHETTIMA APPOINTS 77 ASSISTANTS
Governor Kashim Shettima has appointed additional three special advisers and 77 special assistants, the biggest since the creation of the state over 30 years ago.
The new appointment, which was conveyed through a statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communications, Isah Umar Gusau, indicated that apart from the ealier appointment of 25 special advisers, additional advisers had been added to the list. These include Kaka Shehu Lawan (SA Legal Services), Hassan Dlakwa (SA Office of the Governor) and Alifa Buka Rann.
According to the statement, the new appointments include 49 senior special assistants as well as 28 special assistants. Two journalists, Miss Kwupchi Bata of the Nigerian Television Auhtority (NTA), Maiduguri and Alhaji Usman Kumo of the Federal Radio Corporation, FM Station, Maiduguri, were given senior special assistant on TV and special assistant on radio respectively.
The governor also appointed Alhaji Waziri Imam as the new chairman for the state transport corporation, Borno Express and established 11-man feeding committee with 15 zonal supervisors, five from each of the senatorial districts of the state. The committee would be expected to carry out feeding of secondary school students in the state.
Other schedules of the committee include ensuring effective monitoring and supervision of the feeding system to make sure there was quality in the food chain and feeding processes adequate feed as well as checkmate possible attempts at pilfering food items.