The Power of the Executive Branch is vested in the State Governor, who is also responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws made by the State Assembly and, to that end, appoints the heads of agencies, including the Cabinet.
The State Executive makes policies and implements them. The Deputy Governor is also part of the Executive Branch. The Cabinet and independent agencies of Government are responsible for the day-to-day enforcement and administration of laws. These departments and agencies have missions and responsibilities as widely divergent as their names.
H/E (Senator) Bala Muhammed (The Executive Governor)
Bauchi State Governor His Excellency (Senator) Bala Mohammed, an illustrious Nigerian, was born on 5th October, 1958 at Duguri Town in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He attended Duguri Primary School, Bauchi from 1965 to 1971 where he secured his First School Leaving Certificate. After that he was admitted into the Government Secondary School Bauchi from 1972 to 1976 where he passed his WASCE. From there he proceeded to North – East College of Art and Science between and 1977 and 1979 for his Advanced Level Certificate. From there he gained admission to the University of Maiduguri in 1979 and graduated in 1982 with BA Degree in English Language.
Senator Bala Mohammed attended the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) in 1988 for a general management course. In 1997, he attended a capacity building training in Lagos and was given a certificate of the Institute of Purchase & Supplies.
H/E (Senator) Baba Tela (Deputy Governor)
His Excellency (Senator) Baba Tela a two time senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who represented Bauchi North Senatorial District in the red chambers of the National Assembly was born on 19th December, 1959 in Azare town, Katagum Local Government Area, He started his early education at Day Primary School, Azare from 1965 to 1872 and passed out with First School Leaving Certificate. He proceeded to Katagum Government Secondary School (KGSS) Azare from 1972 to 1977 where he obtained WASC/GCE Ordinary Level.
He gained admission into the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria between 1977 and 1978 where he bagged Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (IJMB) Certificate. He was admitted into the Department of Business Administration of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Aug. 1978 and graduated in June, 1982 with B.Sc Business Administration (Finance).
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Every day, the State Governor is faced with scores of decisions, each with important consequences for the state’s future. To provide the Governor with the support that he needs to govern effectively, the Executive Office of the Governor has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the Governor’s message to the people and sundry responsibilities as the need arises, all in the interest of good and effective governance. This office is overseen by the Chief of Staff. The Office of the Governor also has in it Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants who are appointed with full discretion of the Governor. Although the Governor seeks the approval of the State House of Assembly on number of Special Advisers to be appointed, those nominated do not go through a screening exercise by the Assembly. The SAs, SSAs and SAs are appointed as each Governor identifies his needs and priorities.
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR
The primary responsibility of the Deputy Governor is to be ready at a moment’s notice to assume the Governorship if the Governor is unable to perform his duties. This can be because of the Governor’s resignation, or permanent incapacitation, or if the Governor is removed from Office by the State House of Assembly.
The Cabinet is an advisory body made up of the Commissioners of the State Ministries in Bauchi State appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the House of Assembly, members of the Cabinet are the Governor’s members of the State Executive Council. In addition to running the Ministries, the Commissioners represent the Governor at different fora as he mandates them. All the members of the Cabinet are Commissioner except for the Secretary to the State Government whose Office provides secretariat services and the Chief of Staff to the Governor who is also a member of cabinet and a few others who are in attendance as observers.