By Moses Gbande
Bassa local government council under the abled leadership of Hon.Engr. Stephen Andy Igmala on Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 made major appointment of officers in join him in the day-to-day running of the council.
The appointment favours Mrs. Tabawa Jesse Aruku, wife of the former chairman of the council, Jesse Aruku, who has been appointed the secretary of the local government. Other appointments include that of the supervisory councillors, special advisers personal assistants to the chairman.
Inaugurating the new appointees at the local government Secretariat in Jebbu Bassa, the chairman names his deputy Hon Joshua Ishaku as the supervisory councillor in charge of Education, Haggai Philip Sorongi, (Health) Hon. NcheIzi Yusuf is to supervise (Works), among others.
Speaking during the occasion, the chairman maintained that the appointees were carefully chosen based on their areas of specializations to enable them carried out their responsibilities well, and challenge them not to betray the confidence reposed in them.
Speaking in an interview, the chairman expressed concern over the security challenge that has befallen the local government in recent time, but Maintained that, with the collaborative efforts of the state government through the peace building agency, the Operation Safe Haven, being Supervised by the GOC, General Ali and the DPO of Bassa LGA, the problems are being brought under control.
He promised that his administration will leave no stone unturned to ensuring that peace returned in the area.
The deputy chairman and supervisory councillor for education in the locality, Hon. Joshua Ishaku commedced his boss for finding him worthy to supervise education, stressing that, as a product of education and a classroom teacher who rose steadily to where he is today, he will use his wealth of experience to ensure that the pupils of Bassa get the best education they deserved.
On her part, the secretary of the council, Mrs Tabawa Aruku, said she sees the appointment as a reward to hard work, and dedication to duties, saying having served the council for over 35 years in various capacities, the elevation comes to her as a reward to the fruit of her own labour and will utilize it judiciously for the over all development of the local government.
She however encouraged staff of the council to live up to their responsibilities, as laziness and truancy would not be condoned.
The appointees in their oath if allegiance, all affirm that they will be faithful in performing their functions.