By Duku Joel, Maiduguri
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has sought the approval of the State House of Assembly to proceed on a 21-day annual vacation.
The Governor also requested the approval of the House for the Deputy Governor to assume the acting capacity in his absence.
Malam Isa Gusau, the spokesman to the governor told reporters in Maiduguri of his boss’s decision, informing that “Governor Zulum had, on April 23, 2021, written to the Borno State House of Assembly seeking the lawmakers’ approval to proceed on a 21-day vacation.
“The Governor 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 he will be on vacation, in order to constitutionally give him the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor.”