Bauchi Gov Nominates Chief of Staff as Deputy


Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has nominated his Chief of Staff, Audu Sule, as the deputy governor.

U mar Sade, state Commission­er for Informatio­n, confirmed the nomination to the News Agency of Nigeria( NAN) yesterday in B au chi.

“The governor nominated Au du SuleK at agu mast he deputy governor after due consultati­on with stakeholde­rs in the state ,” he said.

The former deputy governor, Nuhu Gidado, resigned his appointmen­t last week.

The informatio­n officer of Bauchi State House of Assembly, La mar a China de, also confirmed to NAN yesterday 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 said.

G id ad o’ s departure brought to three the number of high-ranking officials that have left Governor Abubakar’s cabinet.

In December 2017, the Commission­er for Budget and Planning, Shehu Ningi, resigned from his position. Ningi stepped down a day after Governor A bu bak ar 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.

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”.

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