On Monday, May 29, Nigeria experienced a major transition in its political sphere as there was a transmission of power from one government to another, at the federal and state levels.
While President Bola Tinubu seemed to have kept his promise to hit the ground running on getting to the office as he announced the removal of fuel subsidy, which has plunged the country into another dilemma.
Similarly, some newly sworn-in governors appear to have follow his footsteps.
This is because some of the first-time governors froze their state accounts on the first day of assuming office.
Although, the governors did not give a clear reason for their actions, some of them have complained about their predecessors' financial management of the state.
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The governors are listed below:
The new Abia state administrator is the only elected governor on the platform of the Labour Party in the March 18 governorship election in Nigeria.
On resuming office on Tuesday, May 30, the governor, who defeated the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state during the poll, announced that the state bank accounts should be frozen and all boards of Abia government agencies and parastatals should be dissolved.
Otti and the immediate past governor of the state, Okezie Ikpeazu, had earlier disagreed on the financial operation of the state before he was sworn in.
The newly sworn-in governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru, also joined his counterpart in Abia in ordering banks to freeze all the state accounts across the country.
Surprisingly, Nwifuru, who was a former speaker of the state house of assembly, and the immediate past governor of the state, David Umahi, appeared to be enjoying a good relationship and they were both in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Interestingly, he succeeded Okezie Ikpeazu, a fellow PDP member, who supported his emergence even though he had a fierce battle with the Labour Party during the 2023 governorship election in the state.
Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia
The new Benue state governor froze the state bank accounts on Monday, shortly after he was sworn in, The Punch reported.
Unlike others, Father Alia said the purpose of the directive was to allow a change of signatories to the state account while warning banks not to allow any debit transaction to take place on the state bank accounts until signatories are changed.
Niger: Newly sworn-in APC governor orders police station demolition
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Umaru Bago of Niger has created tension in his state as he ordered the demolition of the Chanchaga police station in Minna in his inaugural speech.
According to the governor, the police station is sitting on a water pipeline and it would be marked for demolition on a yet-to-be-announced date.
The governor said the decision was born out of the desire of his government to provide potable water for the people of the state.