Governor Kashim Shettima has nominated the name of the immediate past Commissioner For Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Usman Mamaman Durkwa, as the new deputy governor of the state.
Governor Shettima in a letter sent to the State House of Assembly, according to a statement signed by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, said the governor in a letter, dated yesterday, October 5, 2015 and addressed to the speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, forwarded the name of Durkwa seeking the approval of the Assembly.
The appointment of new deputy governor followed the demise of the former deputy Governor Late Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha who passed away in his sleep while on official engagement in Yola Adamawa State on Saturday 15th August 2015.
The statement said Shettima acted in accordance with the powers conferred on him by Section 191 Sub-Section (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended).
“I have the honour to convey vide this letter the name of Hon. Usman Mamman Durkwa for confirmation as Deputy Governor of Borno State following the demise of Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha on 15th August, 2015.
I wish to reassure the Honourable House of the continuous cooperation of the Executive arm and solicit for confirmation of the nominee, please. Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration” Shettima said in his letter as quoted by his spokesman.
Shettima once again prayed to Allah to admit the late Deputy Governor, Zannah Umar Mustapha into Aljannah Firdausi, recalling that the late Deputy Governor served Borno State with dedication, patriotism and selflessness that was very uncommon.
The Governor reaffirmed his earlier pledge to stand by the family of the late Deputy Governor and also ensure the sustenance of his good legacies.
Until his appointment he was the past commissioner for Poverty alleviation, he also served as commissioner in the state executive councils both during the administration of Governor Kashim Shettima and former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff.
Hon. Durkwa has been looking for the position of Deputy Governor Since the first tenure of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff under the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) in 2003.
– Ahmed Mohammed, Maiduguri