- Saliyu Kwaya-Buara has been sacked as Borno state commissioner of health
- The special adviser to Governor Zulum on public relations, Malam Isa Gusau, broke the news on Tuesday, February 2
- Isa Marte, the chief of staff, has been asked to oversee the health ministry
The commissioner of health in Borno state, Salihu Kwaya-Buara, has been relieved of his duties by the state governor, Babagana Zulum.
Vanguard reports that the commissioner's sack was contained in a statement by the special adviser to the governor on public relations and strategy, Malam Isa Gusau.
According to Gusau, the removal was part of measures to reposition the ministry, adding that the chief of staff to the governor, Isa Marte, has been asked to take over the ministry.
The statement said:
”The governor has directed his chief of staff, Isa Marte, a Professor of pharmacology and fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science with a specialty in cancer research, to oversee the affairs of the ministry pending the appointment of a substantive commissioner."
CAN slams Governor Zulum
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) dismissed the claims by Governor Zulum, who recently stated that some Christians are members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
It was reported that CAN general secretary, Joseph Daramola, said in an interview on Monday, January 18, that Christians can't be members of the sect due to the group's constant identification with Islam.
Daramola cautioned the governor to stop mudslinging, adding that the terror group had shown in several videos where they belonged.
Governor Zulum had stated that contrary to the popular belief, some members of Boko Haram, who are terrorising the north, are Christians and white men.
Zulum made this disclosure during the 17th Gani Fawehinmi’s lecture organised by the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) held on Friday, January 15, in Lagos state.
The Borno governor, who was a guest lecturer, said Boko Haram is being sponsored by many people across the world.
Zulum promised that his government is ready to reform the Almajiri system to provide "those children basic literacy and numeracy skills."