Borno Assembly approves interim takeover of Governor’s seat, Zulum goes on leave.

The Borno State House of Assembly has approved Deputy Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur, to serve as acting governor, from April 29 to May 19, 2021.

It was an approval of Governor Babagana Umar Zulum’s request.

Zulum had on April 23, 2021, written to the Borno Assembly, seeking the lawmakers’ approval, to proceed on 21 days’ vacation.

The Governor also requested that the Assembly approve the Deputy Governor to serve as acting Governor throughout the 21 days.

This, he said will constitutionally give Kadafur the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor.

Following the development, the Assembly’s speaker, Abdulkarim Lawan, in a statement released on Saturday revealed that the Governor’s request has been approved.

“Governor Zulum has also directed all Government officials and institutions to fully comply with his transmission of power,” the statement said.

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