The two female medical doctors appointed as commissioners into the Zamfara cabinet by Governor Dauda Lawal have promised not to disappoint the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the state government.
Suleiman Isah, a spokesman for the Ministry for Women Affairs, Children and Social Development, disclosed this in a statement.
Nafisa Maradu, the women affairs commissioner, and Aishatu Anka (health commissioner), who spoke at a dinner organised by the association in honour of their nomination, said they would not disappoint NMA in their representation as members of Zamfara State Executive Council.
“This is the first time that two female doctors have been nominated as members of the State Executive Council with a mandate to oversee the affairs of two sensitive ministries, and we are grateful,” they said.
They also assured the governor that they would reciprocate the gesture by complementing his efforts in bringing positive changes and developments to Zamfara.
The Federal Medical Centre Gusau chief medical director, Bello Kotorkoshi, expressed optimism that the nominated medical doctors were up to the task.
“Governor Dauda had made the right choice as it has started manifesting boldly. There were some changes of lives in such ministries,” Mr Kotorkoshi said.
He urged members of the association serving in the state to support the commissioners, adding that they should not hesitate to call any member when they might require assistance.
The chief medical director used the opportunity and appealed to the women’s affairs ministry and social development to extend its social welfare and other responsibilities to the victims of banditry at the Federal Medical Centre as they received casualty cases daily.
NMA Zamfara branch chair Bello Sanusi thanked the governor for considering their members to serve in his cabinet.
He called on the commissioners to use their professional experience in turning around their ministries for the state’s overall development.