Borno State Governor Zulum Hands Over to Deputy, Takes One Month Break

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has transferred power to his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, to act as governor during his absence for a month.

Kadafur will serve as acting governor from June 10 to July 8, 2024.

This development was announced during an emergency session of the Borno State House of Assembly (BOSHA) on Friday.

According to the Speaker, Hon. Abdulkarim Lawan, Governor Zulum’s decision is in line with the 1999 Constitution (as amended), ensuring a smooth transition of power.

“Borno State House of Assembly has received an Executive Communication informing the Members of handing over the affairs of activities of the office of the Executive Governor of Borno State to the Deputy Governor,” Lawan said.

The Speaker praised the move, stating that it guarantees continuity of governance and the smooth operation of state affairs.

This is not the first instance of Governor Zulum handing over power to his deputy. During his first term, he similarly transferred power to Kadafur while performing the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Meanwhile, the House leader, Hon. Dige Muhammad, moved a motion for the House to recess and reconvene on July 9, 2024, which was adopted.

The assembly was thereafter adjourned accordingly.

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