From Francis Nansak
The Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has appointed Mr Aloko Flashman Acting General Manager of Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service NBS.
The action of Governor Sule came as a result of an exclusive report by www.odogwublog.com on the misnomer in the NBS where an appointed Permanent Secretary still usurped the position of a General Manager for NBS even while on seat as a Permanent Secretary.
Mr Flashman untill his appointment was the Director News and Current Affairs of NBS.
This is coming after a month ,since the former GM ,Yusuf Musa was elevated as permanent secretary and assigned to the Ministry of Information ,culture and Tourism without handing over to the highest ranking officer in the Broadcasting House.
Aloko Flashman is one of the most senior editorial directors of the NBS from inception,he hails from Obi LGA of the state.
Staff of the media station including members of the public upon the announcement,were seen celebrating not just the appointment ,but the unbiased characteristic of the governor ,whom they described as a bridge builder,an icon of unity and a man whose leadership style is worthy of emulation.
According to a source,who preferred anonymity, Governor Sule is walking his talk and urged members of the public , especially civil servants in the state to give him a chance for the upliftment of the various sectors of the state which was near collapsing.
” The governor has demonstrated that no head of any ministry or state parastatal should be manned by mediocre owing to whatever political affinity, ” the source said.
He concluded by urging the newly appointed Acting General Manager of the station to work professionally,create the enabling working relationship with both editorial and administrative staff for the achievement of the goals that established the media house.
Similarly Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has tasked both political and public office holders in the state, on the need to be honest, transparent and accountable.
Engineer Sule laid the task while declaring open a 2-week workshop on procurement and management of supplies for political and public office holders in the state, at the Government House, on Monday.
The Governor specifically tasked political and public office holders in the state, on the need to inculcate the spirit of the procurement law passed in the state, in the conduct of government business.
According Engineer Sule, political and public office holders need to be transparent and accountable, because corruption no longer pays, with corrupt government officials forced to hide their ill-gotten wealth perpetually.
“This is to ensure that proper mechanisms are put in place in the award of contracts to qualified contractors and in delivering services,” he stated.
While describing the theme of the workshop as apt, timely and well-conceived, Engineer Sule said this was coming at a time when his administration is committed to prudent management of resources towards bringing development to the people.
The Governor pointed out that steps have been taken to ensure that contracts are awarded and executed on timely basis, with proper costing, in provision of goods, services and execution of works.
Earlier in a keynote address, Director-General, Nasarawa State Bureau for Public Procurement, Dr. Dominic Adagazu Bako, traced the widespread of poverty in developing countries like Nigeria, to the absence of good governance.
Citing the World Bank, Dr. Bako said good governance can be measured by four distinct attributes namely, accountability, effectiveness, rule of law and low levels of corruption, stressing that the Engineer Sule administration must be seen to be accountable, transparent, as well as deliberately promoting a culture of due diligence and respect for the rule of law.
“It must make sure that public funds meant to serve the greater majority of our people, is not diverted into private pockets or looted and sent into foreign banks overseas,” the DG stated.