Ganduje orders 36 newly appointed Perm Secs to undergo drug test

By Umar Salam.

Reinforcing his zero-tolerance for drugs, the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has sent the names of the 36 newly appointed Permanent Secretaries to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to undergo drug test to ascertain their mental state of health, before assuming administrative positions.

The governor declared that any of the Perm Secs who fails the test would be dropped. The objective of the new measure, he said, was to ensure the appointment of only people with sound mental health into positions of authority to enhance productivity in the state.

Speaking after the swearing-in of the new appointees yesterday, Abdullahi Ganduje urged them to improve on the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), so they could facilitate the payment of the N30,000 approved minimum wage to civil servants.

The governor also charged the permanent secretaries to lead by example by avoiding indiscipline, lateness and closing before the end of work.

Ganduje expressed joy that out of the 36 newly appointed permanent secretaries, 11 of them were females, which makes up 30 per cent of the appointees. He hailed the women folk for being more committed and focused than their male counterparts.

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