Kebbi state governor, Dr. Nasir Idris (Kauran Gwandu) says he will not remove any civil servant on account of political differences or antagonism to his emergence as governor.
The governor made this pledge Wednesday in response to advice by leaders of the Izala movement, who paid him solidarity visit on his ascension to power at the Government House, Birnin-Kebbi.
The governor remarked that he was aware that some civil servants who are working and earning salaries and allowances from the state government tried to stifle his victory at the polls by engaging in anti-party activities.
He said he has forgiven all those who worked against him, and pledged to be fair to the people of Kebbi state in the task of providing them governance.
Dr. Nasir Idris described his administration as people-oriented and premised on service to humanity.
The governor thanked members of the Kaduna Izala group for the fraternal visit and their prayers for successful tenure in office.
Earlier, the deputy national chairman of the movement, Sheikh Abbas Jega and the chairman, national working committee, Sheikh Abubakar Giro, reminded the governor that leadership entailed impartiality which required patience from the leader to be able to deliver.
Both Islamic scholars admonished the governor to seek advice from appropriate persons before policy formulation and implementation, as well as appoint most competent people to sensitive positions.
Present at the visit were the state deputy governor, Senator Umar Abubakar Tafida and chief of staff to the governor, Barrister Attahiru Maccido.