… as she begins in earnest to work smart and hard to serve the people through a genuine leadership.
Shortly after her swearing-in as the Honourable Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Development by His Excellency Professor Babagana Zulum, FNSE, mni, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Hon. Zuwaira Gambo resumed work in earnest and performed her official duty of receiving a renovated building – Shakuri Rehabilitation Centre within the precinct of Custom Area.
The renovation works on the centre was facilitated by the North East Regional Initiative (NERI) turning it into a bigger structure that now boasts of four blocks of hostels to accommodate at least 500 residents with four laundry points, a massive kitchen, a recreational arena, a giant generator and a big overhead tank for constant water supply.
The Commissioner was accompanied on the tour of the centre handed over to NERI by the Borno State Government by the Permanent Secretary and Directors who were received by the officials of the North East Regional Initiative (NERI) which included Mr Pam, Mr. Olivia and Mr. John who took the Commissioner and her entourage round the reconstructed and renovated building. Furnishing works are expected to be done by the Organisation for International Migrants (OIM).
Receiving the keys to the building on behalf of HE the Governor from the NERI team leader, Mr. Olivia, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development thanked the collaborating Agencies for this laudable intervention, assuring the partners that the facility would be judiciously utilised and prayed for more collaboration and support from the Agencies.
The Commissioner and her team moved on to another facility in continuation of her tour of duty to the Family Support Shopping Complex on Gamboru Ngala Road where a meeting was held with the leaders of the market on how to improve the standard of the facility for the benefit of the Ministry and tenants. Thereafter train moved on to the residence of the Commissioner where a teeming crowd of well-wishers had gathered to celebrate the appointment of Hon Zuwaira Gambo as Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development by His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, the Executive Governor of Borno State.
At the handing over ceremony at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Ddevelopment, shortly after the inauguration ceremony, the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Hauwa Maimusa, supported by the six Directors and other members of staff had welcomed Hon. Zuwaira Gambo who was accompanied by a mamoth crowd which included the member representing Kwaya Kusar in the Borno State House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Babale Abubakar, the Care taker Chairman, Hon. Salihu Adamu Yanga, Chairman, APC Chairman, Hon. Nuhu Alhassan, Stakeholders Forum Chairman,Hon. Idris Mbaya, Woman Leader, Hajiya Hassana Yunusa, Elders and Women from her constituency, leading politicians from other LGAs, family members, friends and associates.
Dr. Maimuna described Hon. Zuwaira Gambo as a grassroots mobiliser who has always stood by the vulnerable and marginalised. Indeed she described her posting to the Ministry as a round peg in a round hole.
In her inaugural address, Hon Zuwaira Gambo thanked His Excellency, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum the Executive Governor for giving her the opportunity to serve the people. She paid glowing tribute to her predecessor and promised to implement with the support of the staff of the Ministry, the blueprint of the Administration which has a 10- Pact Agenda whic includes:
Making the lives of the women in the State better their families safer, their health care provision more available,
their access to necessary infrastructure assured, their education and that of their children better and increase their productivity and wages.
Hon Zuwaira Gambo was sworn-in along with three other Commissioners who were away for the Hajj when their colleagues took the oath of office.