Gov Zulum warns newly sworn-in LG council chairmen to shun corruption
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has warned all the newly inaugurated 27 Local Government Caretaker (LGC) Chairmen to be prudent and accountable in the management of funds while discharging their duties.
The governor stated this Thursday during the swearing ceremony of the new 27 LGCs Transition Chairmen recently appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Borno State House of Assembly (BOSHA) last week, stressing that government would not hesitate to hold any LGC Chairman responsible if found wanting in the discharge of his duties.
He also tasked the new LGCs Chairmen to mobilise their people at the grassroots to ensure total victory of the APC in the forthcoming general elections, adding that government had transformed the local government councils in many spheres to bring government closer to the people at the grassroots level to enable them benefit from the dividends of democracy.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Umar Usman Kadafur, urged the chairmen to ensure that all eligible voters in their domains collected their PVCs to enable them to cast their votes.
He also reiterated the efforts of the state government in rejuvenating the local government areas while urging them to build on the transformation efforts of the LGCs which the state government has commenced towards reviving local government administration and socio-economic activities.
While congratulating them, he urged them to justify the confidence their people and state government reposed on them, especially, as the 2023 general election was fast approaching, urging them to ensure massive turnout of people to vote.
He also assured the people that provision of security would continue to be the upmost priority of his administration towards ensuring the return of permanent peace in the state.
In his remarks, the commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Sugun Mai Meleh, commended Governor Zulum for his courage, resilience, and quest to resuscitate local government administration in the state since he assumed office.
“As state commissioner responsible for the supervision, regulation, and coordination of the 27 LGAs in the state, I charge you, the Caretaker Committee Chairmen to be committed to your assignments at the grassroots.”
“You should also know that, as CTC, you are coming at the time when the administration with the active support of the Nigerian military and our gallant civilian JTF have relatively restored normalcy in almost all parts of the state.”
“Therefore, all of you have a crucial responsibility to ensure that the relative peace and security is sustained and further strengthened. In this regard, you should ensure support and appreciate the efforts of military and the civilian JTF as well as the vigilantes in your respective LGAs”.