- Professors are Adamu Alooma and Ibrahim Bukar have been elected as local government chairmen in Borno state
- They are professors from the University of Maiduguri, Borno state
- Both are elected chairman of Damboa local government area and Gwoza local government area respectively
In what many people will see as interesting, two professors have been elected local government chairmen in Borno state.
The two professors are Adamu Alooma and Ibrahim Bukar.
They are among the 27 chairmen sworn in by Babagana Zulum, the governor, on Wednesday, December 23.
Alooma is a professor of banking and finance and former dean of the faculty of management sciences at the University of Maiduguri while is a professor of education.
Both are elected chairman of Damboa local government area and Gwoza local government area respectively.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the latest development.
"Very degrading! Professors are scrambling to be local govt chairmen while many secondary school leavers, OND holders and other quacks with forged certificates are in national and state assemblies and others as ministers."
Kunle Emmanuel Durosinmi on his part wrote:
"People may see it has degrading but I see it as a way forward to revive the state."
Emma Madu also wrote:
"It is about the money. Those Professors will make more money in one tenure than all their salaries and allowances for their entire working lives put together. It is about looting for tomorrow, not performance."
Durotimi John added:
"Administering the grass-root arm of government requires capable hands. It is because LGA are left in the hands of riffraff that we have problems in the country."
Augustine Amadi also wrote on Facebook:
"Two professors as local governments chairmen is a huge degradation of their human nature."
Chi Daniels said:
"The worse of it is that most of the local govt areas are deserted and under the control of Boko Haram. These are mere political gimmicks aimed at justifying the federal allocations received on behalf of almost nonexistent LGAs."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that at least 35 commuters were on Friday, December 18, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.
Legit.ng gathered that Military sources were quoted to have said the insurgents attacked a large convoy of commuters near Garin Kuturu in Jakana at about 5 pm on Friday.
The report added that the insurgents, who reportedly appeared in military uniforms, were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with five Hilux vans before taking away the passengers.
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