Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has forwarded the names of the 36 newly-appointed permanent secretaries to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to undergo drug test so as to establish their mental state of health before assuming duties.
According to the governor, any of the new appointees who fails the test would be dropped, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Ganduje, who said his administration has zero-tolerance for drugs, said only those with sound mental health would be appointed to position of authority.
He said this would enable them offer quality and effective leadership that would help the government ascend to the next level of economic growth.
The governor urged the new permanent secretaries to focus on Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) so as to be able to pay the N30,000 approved minimum wage to all civil servants.
The permanent secretaries were advised by the governor to demonstrate leadership by example by being the first to resume and the last to depart.
Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Sunday, May 26, inaugurated 36 new permanent secretaries in the state civil service.
The governor had on Friday, May 24, appointed the new permanent secretaries.
Ganduje, while swearing-in the new permanent secretaries at the Government House, Kano, urged them to remain committed to the cause of the state.
The governor, who said their elevation was based on merit, urged them to also assist him to realise his commitment to take the state to the next level.
He called on the appointees to inculcate the spirit of accountability, discipline and responsible conduct in the conduct of their duties.
He said: ”To whom much is given, much is expected and our expectation is very high on you. So, I hope you will serve your respective ministries as expected."
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