Two professors emerge local government chairmen in Borno

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Two professors were among the 27 local government chairmen sworn in in Borno State on Wednesday.

The two professors are Adamu Alooma and Ibrahim Bukar.

Alooma, who is a Professor of banking and finance, was a former Dean, at the faculty of management sciences in University of Maiduguri, took oath as chairman of Damboa Local Government Area.

Bukar, who is a Professor of education, also at the same university, took an oath as chairman of Gwoza Local Government Area.

They were among the 27 elected during the election conducted into all the Local Government Area of the state on November 28, in which the All Progressives Party won all the seats for chairmanship and councilorship levels.

During the swearing in ceremony of the chairmen, which took place at the multipurpose hall of the Government House in Maiduguri, Zulum recalled that election was not conducted in the state for over 10 years, due to the lingering security situation in Borno.

Zulum, in his remark, directed the ministry for local government and emirate affairs to immediately release to the elected chairmen, all funds allocated to the 27 local government councils from the federation account so they could begin to impact lives at the grassroots. Punch


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