- Governor Mohammed Abubakar claimed that those resigining from his government are against change
- Abubakar made this statement after his deputy governor resigned from office
- The governor said some people in his cabinet could not keep up with his agenda for the state and had to resign
The governor of Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, on Friday, May 25, claimed that those resigning from his government are those who are against the change his administration is working hard to bring to the state.
Vanguard reports that Abubakar, made the statement to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The governor whose deputy recently resigned from his administration said those who could not cope with his administration's effort to reform and rebuild the state are the ones resigning.
He, however, added that he had no problem with his deputy who resigned and that both are on good terms.
He said: “What transpired is in the letter of the deputy and I think people should read that letter. Read the entire letter and you will see that there was nothing bad that transpired between us.
“His final paragraph is that he remains loyal to his leader and his brother. In my response, I eulogized him and wished him the best in his future endeavour and assured him of the support of the good people of Bauchi state. There was no problem whatsoever.
“We had the most fantastic working relationship. In his words and you can ask him, he has said several times that he is the most pampered deputy governor in Nigeria.”
Abubakar added that some people find it difficult to embrace the change agenda he brought to Bauchi, hence, their decision to resign.
He said: “Because I have come to Bauchi state to engender change and change is very difficult for people to accept. People are used to a certain way of doing business and I have come to change that way of doing business.
“Because, that way was destroying Bauchi State. So, we had to put a stop to it. We had to bring Bauchi state out of the dungeons. I give people a chance and if you think you can go at my pace, you stay and if you can’t go at my pace, you resign.”
When reminded that the spokesman to the deputy governor had said on television that the deputy governor resigned because he was not being treated as part of the government, Abubakar said the claim was not true.
"I think he is wrong. Go to the House of Assembly and check, I went on official leave twice since I took over and each time I transmitted a letter to the House of Assembly making him the acting governor of Bauchi.
“Moreover, I gave him the most important ministry, ministry of education where I have been allocating the largest share of the budget of Bauchi state inception till date. That should answer your question," he said.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Nuhu Gidado who is the deputy governor of Bauchi state tendered his resignation on Wednesday, May 23.
Gidado’s departure brings to three the number of high-ranking officials that have left Governor Abubakar’s cabinet.
Others who resigned from the Bauchi governor's cabinet are Shehu Ningi who is the commissioner for Budget and Planning and the special adviser to the governor on investment, Samaila Sanusi.
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