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Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello, on Wednesday sworn-in two new High Court Judges and two permanent secretaries with a charge on them to discharge their duties with the fear of God.

The governor who gave the charge shortly after the swearing-in ceremony at the Council Chamber of Government House, admonished them to “instill the fear of God in all they do, as there will be temptations, especially as regards worldly things”, and that, “they needed to be strong”.

The Governor expressed confidence in the calibre of the newly appointed High Court Judges, stressing that he was certain the judicial officers will discharge their duties deligently.

He explained that, the appointment of the permanent secretaries was based on merit, and urged them to continue with the leadership qualities they were known for before their elevation.

According to the governor, “You have been in the system for quit sometime. You have displayed leadership qualities and honesty. You have shown dedication to work, and by the grace of God, you are now made permanent secretaries today. It was not by anybody’s intervention. Nobody came to lobby for you, and I believe your appointments were strictly based on merit.”

The governor then prayed for God’s guidance for the new officers as they carry out their responsibilities.

The newly sworn-in High Court Judges are, Justice Bilikisu Gambo and Justice Ishaqu Usman, while the permanent secretaries, who have since been assigned offices are, Mal. Aliyu Isah Ekan – Cabinet and Security, and Dr. Abdul Hussaini – Land and Housing.