Professor Babagana Zulum, Borno State Governor
Professor Babagana Zulum, Borno State Governor

Borno Governor Zulum begins 21-day vacation

NEWS DIGEST – Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has secured the approval of the State Assembly to proceed on a 21-day vacation, from April 29 to May 19.

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.

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

“The governor also requested that in compliance with provisions of section 190 (1) of the constitution, which made him notify the House, the 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’.