-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO with additional report:
BORNO State Deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur is to serve as the Acting Governor of the State until May 19, 2021 with the House of Assembly approving the letter by the Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum seeking for vacation.
It is of common knowledge that since Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015, he has yet to allow his Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo have a feel of the Presidency for once.
Recall that PMB has embarked on series of globetrotting, especially during medical check-ups abroad but the retired Major General has continually, against constitutional provisions, denied his humble second in command the rights to act on his behalf, in his absence.
Zulum had on April 23, 2021, written to the Borno Assembly, seeking the lawmakers approval, to proceed on 21 days vacation
The Governor had 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, in order to constitutionally give him the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor.
A statement on Saturday by Zulum’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau said the Borno State House of Assembly on his principal’s request approved Deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur, to serve as acting governor from April 29 to May 19, 2021.
He said the approval was conveyed by the Assembly’s speaker, Abdulkarim Lawan, in a letter dated April 26, 2021.
He said: “Governor Zulum has directed all Government officials and institutions to fully comply with his transmission of power.”