- The spirit of national unity, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has appointed Anambra and Oyo natives as members of his cabinet
- The two non-natives were among the 24 others that were sworn in on Wednesday, January 29
- The governor explained that he chose the appointees because they are staunch APC members in the state
Strange, rare, but true, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday, January 29, swore in 26 persons as members of his cabinet, two of whom were Anambra and Oyo indigenes.
The deputy governor of the state, Umar Kadafur, who represented the governor, conducted the oath of office for the Anambra and Oyo natives, Ugualili and Alao.
Other members of the cabinet are given below:
1. Modu Mustapha
2. Ali Damasak
3. Mustapha Bulu
4. Hussaini Gambo
5. Bukar Busami
6. Tukur Mshelia
7. Tijjani Modu
8. Inna Galadima
9. Zarah Bukar
10. Mustapha Sandabe
11. Gadau Ngurno
12. Mohammed Maulud
13. Bole Kachallah
14. Abdulrahman Abdulkarim
15. Bashir Maidugu
16. Bukar Konduga
17. Umoru Gaya
18. Ali Zangeri
19. Tukur Ibrahim
20. Tijjani Kukawa
21. Abba Gubio
22. Malam Badu
23. Adamu Chibok
24. Ahmed Zarma
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Zulum on Monday, January 2, paid a visit to headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force in N’Djamena, capital of the Republic of Chad.
The forces, mostly military personnel from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, all countries in the Lake Chad region, had been deeply involved in fighting Boko Haram in the shores of the Lake Chad, part of which are in the northern part of Borno state and communities in the other countries.
Zulum, who departed Maiduguri airport on Sunday, afternoon, January 19, arrived Chad ahead of his activities.
Commander of the multinational JTF, Major General I. M. Yusuf received Governor Zulum at their operational headquarters.
Two members of Borno state assembly whose constituencies are located within operational areas of MNJTF accompanied the governor and so were the Secretary to the state government and two commissioners and officials concerned with the trip.
Zulum and the commander of the force held a closed-door meeting over the fight against Boko Haram in parts of the state. Details of their discussions were held for security protocol.
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