Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has nominated his Chief of Staff, Audu Sule, as the New deputy governor.
Naija News understands that the state Commissioner for Information, Umar Sade, confirmed the nomination today in Bauchi.
“The governor nominated Audu Sule Katagum as the deputy governor after due consultation with stakeholders in the state,” he said.
It will be recalled that Naija News reported that the former deputy governor, Nuhu Gidado, resigned his appointment last week.
The information officer of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Lamara Chinade, also confirmed that the name of Mr Sule had been submitted for confirmation.
“The name was submitted last week and the house may sit next week to confirm his nomination,” he sais.
Mr. Gidado’s departure brought to three the number of high-ranking officials that have left Governor Abubakar’s cabinet.
Mr. Ningi stepped down a day after Governor Abubakar presented the 2017 budget estimates to the state’s House of Assembly. The then commissioner said he left because the governor did not encourage members of his cabinet to offer advice on how to run the state.
Mr. Ningi explained that the environment in which he would have exercised his advisory role as member of the State Executive Council was “unaccommodating, debilitating and non-adviser friendly”.
In March, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Investment, Samaila Sanusi, also resigned due to “unfriendly working environment”.Mr Sanusi said all avenues to hold talks with the state governor on official issues and development were unsuccessful.
Also around the same time, Munnir Yisin, deputy caretaker chairman of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, also tendered his resignation.