- Nuhu Gidado, who is the deputy governor of Bauchi state tendered his resignation on Wednesday, May 23
- Gidado is said to have been tired of his position as the number two man in the state
- His resignation has been accepted by his boss, Governor Mohammed Abubakar
Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state has accepted the resignation of his deputy, Engineer Nuhu Gidado.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng, the special adviser, media and strategy to the governor, Ali Ali, said the governor wished Gidado well in his future endeavours. He described his tenure and service to the state as meritorious and therefore, deserving commendation.
The governor particularly commended the former no2 citizen of the state for the remarkable manner of his resignation.
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He expressed optimism that he will avail his vast wealth of experience to the state anytime he is called upon in the future.
“We received the resignation of our deputy governor, Engrineer Nuhu Gidado. On behalf of the people of Bauchi state, I want to thank him for his meritorious service while in office.
“He remains vital to our administration and party. I wish him well in his future endeavours, and he can count on me for support. I am also optimistic he will avail the state his service when called upon in the future," part of the statement read.
Gidado’s departure brings to three the number of high-ranking officials that have left Governor Abubakar’s cabinet.
In December 2017, Shehu Ningi, a former commissioner for budget and planning penned down his resignation, accusing the governor of not encouraging members of his cabinet to offer advice on how to run the state.
In March, the special adviser to the governor on investment, Samaila Sanusi, also resigned due to “unfriendly working environment.”
Sanusi claimed all avenues to hold talks with the governor on official issues and development were unsuccessful.
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