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Gov. Zulum begins 21-day vacation, hands over to deputy

May 1, 2021

 

The executive governor of Borno State, professor Babagana Zulum has gotten the approval of the Borno State House of Assembly to proceed on a 21-day vacation, from April 29, 2021 to May 19, 2021.

The governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, in a statement, said the House also approved Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur to serve as acting governor for the period.

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According to the statement, Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, conveyed the approval in a letter dated April 26, 2021.

“The governor also requested that in compliance with the provisions of section 190 (1) of the constitution, which made him notify the House of Assembly should approve the Deputy Governor to serve as acting Governor throughout the 21 days to constitutionally give him the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor,” the statement added.

Mr Gusau said all government officials and institutions were directed to fully comply with the ‘transmission of power’.

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