Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has tasked the newly sworn in commissioners and special advisers to work hard in order to stem out the poverty level in the state.
The governor, who sounded the warning during the swearing-in ceremony at the Government House, Dutse Monday, said a lot needed to be done to cushion the effect of poverty in the state.
He tasked the 11 commissioners and 15 Advisers to gear up immediately because there is no time to waste.
Badaru said though government had done a lot in the last four years to inject life into the various sectors, a lot of challenges in agriculture, healthcare, water resources among others still stared the people in the face.
The commissioners sworn in are Ibrahim Baba Cheichei (Environment); Salisu Zakari (Commerce); Dr Abba Umar Zakari (Health); Kabiru Hassan Sugungun (Local Government Affairs); and Aminu Usman Yakubu (Works and Transports).
Others are Muhammad Alhassan (Information and Culture); Babangida Umar Gantsa (Finance); Hajiya Yelwa Da’u Tijjani (Women Affairs); Lawal Inusa Danzomo (Education); Musa Adamu Aliyu (Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice); and Ibrahim Garba Hanungiwa (Water Resources).