Borno State government on Wednesday, December 23, sworn into office 27 local government chairmen who emerged victorious in the November elections conducted in the state.
Among the sworn in LGA chairmen are two professors both from the University of Maiduguri.
Naija News reports that the 27 council chairmen were all elected under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress, APC and were sworn in today at the multipurpose hall of the Government House in Maiduguri.
Adamu Alooma is said to be a Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Borno. He is reported to have held the post of a Dean at the faculty of Management Sciences at the same institution.
Alooma took oath as chairman of Damboa Local Government Area, Naija News understands.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Bukar, a Professor of Education at the same institution reportedly took an oath as chairman of Gwoza Local Government Area.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of the elected chairmen a few moments ago, Governor Babagana Zulum recalled that council election has not been conducted in the state for over 10 years due to the spate of insecurity challenges in the state. Zulum, in his remark, directed the ministry for local government and emirate affairs to immediately release to the elected chairmen, all funds allocated to the 27 local government councils from the federation account so they could begin to impact lives at the grassroots.
The governor admonished the newly sworn-in leaders to discharge their duties with the fear of God, but without fear or favour. He charged all the elected officials to “operate in their respective local government headquarters that are safe and with citizens living there.”
According to him, leadership will not be meaningful if chairmen choose to operate from Maiduguri whereas those who cast votes for them live in local government areas outside Maiduguri. Zulum challenged the council chairmen to live and operate from the midst of the people who voted them into office in order to know their challenges and address them.
Meanwhile, Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman-led government has declared a partial lockdown in Kwara State from 12 midnight to 4 am with effect from Thursday, December 24, 2020.
The development was disclosed in the new guidelines on COVID-19 released by the State Technical Committee on Coronavirus on Wednesday.
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