Newsonspot.com.ng reports that Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has secured the approval of the State Assembly to proceed on a 21-day vacation, from April 29 to May 19.
The governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, in a statement, said the House also approved Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur to serve as acting governor for the period.
According to the statement, Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, conveyed the approval in a letter dated April 26.
“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, to constitutionally give him the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor,” the statement added.
Mr Gusau said all government officials and institutions were directed to fully comply with the ‘transmission of power’.
Newsonspot.com.ng reports that Zulum’s vacation is coming at a time when members of Boko Haram sect have stepped up their attacks in the North-eastern state.
Recall that members of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), recently attacked Gwoza and Wulgo towns in Borno state.