By Yakubu Uba
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno says cordial relationship between a governor and his deputy is very important in enhancing trust and good governance.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Zulum, the first elected Borno Governor to transmit power to his deputy during his annual leave, said this on Wednesday in Maiduguri while speaking to newsmen on the development.
“The relationship between a governor and his deputy is very important. This is somebody that will take over from you if anything happens to you.
“I see no reason why I should not trust my deputy,” Zulum said.
The governor said that he did not only transmit power to his deputy to fulfil constitutional requirement but to give the deputy a sense of belonging, sustain good governance and bridge any gap between them.
“He did well as acting governor in my absence and whenever there is such opportunity I will hand over to him,” Zulum said.
The governor lauded the people of Borno who trooped out on the streets to welcome him on arrival from his foreign trip.
He reiterated his administration’s commitment to good governance and return of lasting peace in the state.
On resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in their ancestral communities, Zulum said that his administration was on course.
He said that the IDPs occupying schools within Maiduguri metropolis would be resettled before the end of the month.
The governor also announced the inauguration of completed projects by his administration as from next week to mark the forthcoming Democracy Day.
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