With excuses that he is proceeding on annual leave, Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, yesterday handed over the affairs of governance to the Secretary of the State Government (SSG) Lawan Abdu Babura, a week to inauguration of a new government.
According to Daily Post, Lamido flew out from Dutse International Airport amidst tears from his supporters and well wishers.
Speaking with journalists after his last executive council meeting, he thanked the state executive members, government workers and the people of Jigawa State for the support given to his government in the last eight years.
Although Lamido announced that his commissioners and other government functionaries would continue in their capacities till May 29, 2015.
“We have done our best in discharging our statutory responsibility to our mother state; together we achieved the success recorded in the last eight years,” the governor said.
He adviced the people to support to the incoming state government to enable it work for the betterment of the state.
“Jigawa State government is the government of Jigawa people under whatever political party, if it succeeds, it will be at the advantage of them and if it fails it would be at our own detriment”, he concluded.
Last month, Lamido explained to the residents of the state why he will be leaving an N11 billion debt for the incoming government.