Shet­tima names Durkwa Borno deputy gover­nor

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Ibrahim Sawab, Maiduguri

Gover­nor Kashim Shet­tima of Borno State has bro­ken his si­lence about who be­comes his deputy af­ter the death of Al­haji Zan­nah Umar Mustapha on Au­gust 15, 2015 in Yola, the cap­i­tal of Adamawa State while he was on of­fi­cial as­sign­ment.

Yesterday, Gover­nor Shet­tima nom­i­nated the im­me­di­ate past Com­mis­sioner for Poverty Alle­vi­a­tion and Youths Em­pow­er­ment, Al­haji Us­man Mam­man Durkwa, for the po­si­tion of Deputy Gover­nor.

The spokesman to the gover­nor, Malam Isa Gusau, con­firmed that Shet­tima had in a let­ter, dated Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 5, 2015 and ad­dressed to the Speaker, Borno State House of Assem­bly, for­warded the name of Durkwa seek­ing the ap­proval of the Assem­bly.

Malam Gusau added that Shet­tima acted in ac­cor­dance with the pow­ers con­ferred on him by Sec­tion 191 Sub-Sec­tion (3) of the Con­sti­tu­tion of the Fed­eral Re­pub­lic of Nige­ria 1999 (As Amended).

“I have the hon­our to con­vey via this let­ter the name of Hon. Us­man Mam­man Durkwa for con­fir­ma­tion as Deputy Gover­nor of Borno State, fol­low­ing the demise of Al­haji Zan­nah Umar Mustapha on 15th Au­gust, 2015. I wish to re­as­sure the Honourable House of the con­tin­u­ous co­op­er­a­tion of the Ex­ec­u­tive arm and so­licit for con­fir­ma­tion of the nom­i­nee, please. Please ac­cept the as­sur­ances of my high­est con­sid­er­a­tion,” the read in part.

Gusau noted that given the very re­spect­ful and cor­dial work­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive and leg­isla­tive arms of gov­ern­ment in Borno State, Gover­nor Shet­tima looked for­ward to the Assem­bly’s ap­proval of the nom­i­na­tion.

He fur­ther said the gover­nor again prayed to Al­lah to ad­mit the late deputy gover­nor into Al­jan­nah Fir­dausi, re­call­ing that the late deputy gover­nor served Borno State with ded­i­ca­tion, pa­tri­o­tism and self­less­ness that was very un­com­mon.

He added that the gover­nor reaf­firmed his ear­lier pledge to stand by the fam­ily of the late deputy gover­nor and also en­sure the sus­te­nance of his good lega­cies.

How­ever, Gusau said Gover­nor Shet­tima called on cit­i­zens, par­tic­u­larly youth party sup­port­ers to re­mem­ber the tran­sience of power and not to take ad­van­tage of the ap­point­ment to tease any­one and in­cite public dis­tur­bances un­der the guise of cel­e­bra­tions, warn­ing that any act of law­less­ness will not be tol­er­ated by se­cu­rity agen­cies.

He said the gover­nor ex­pressed his pro­found ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the good peo­ple of Borno State, the fed­eral and other state gov­ern­ments as well as in­di­vid­u­als, groups, as­so­ci­a­tions and cor­po­rate or­ga­ni­za­tions for stand­ing by the fam­ily of the late deputy gover­nor and the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion since the demise of Al­haji Zan­nah Umar Mustapha.

Al­haji Us­man Durkwa, new Borno Deputy Gover­nor

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