- The governor of Gombe, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, crossed tribal lines in his recent appointment
- Yahaya appointed an Igbo man, Prince Chidebelu Cornelius Ewuzie, to a very prominent office
- Ewuzie is now the special adviser on inter-community relations
- The governor also appointed one Peter Bitrus Bilal as special adviser on development control and enforcement
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Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state on Wednesday, October 14, made history in his recent appointments into his government for better service delivery.
The northern governor appointed Prince Chidebelu Cornelius Ewuzie as special adviser on inter-community relations, Daily Trust reports.
Governor Yahaya also confirmed the appointment of Group Captain Peter Bitrus Bilal (Rtd) as the special adviser on development control and enforcement.
The appointments were contained in a statement released by the governor's media aide, Ismaila Uba Misilli.
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Believing that the new appointees will be instrumental for his state to reap the dividends of democracy, Yahaya charged them to channel their potentials towards this cause.
Meanwhile, the governor ordered the immediate suspension of salaries of 135 Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) officials, including 20 doctors.
Yahaya gave the directive on Thursday, September 10, after the personnel failed to appear for verification exercise set up by the Gombe state government.
Yahaya gave the order while receiving the report of the verification committee whose duty was to verify the state's workforce.
The Gombe state governor went on to direct that all PHCDA officials with non-relevant qualifications be transferred out of the agency.
It was gathered that the payroll of the affected staff will be moved to other departments where their qualifications are needed within their respective local government areas.
Governor Yahaya further suspended the salaries of 20 medical doctors who were on the government’s payroll but not at their duty posts for a very long time and in some cases for years.
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