From Uche Uche, Damaturu.
Yobe State Governor, Alh. Ibrahim Gaidam has sworn-in seventeen local government management committee chairmen following the expiration of the tenure of the elected councils and their subsequent dissolution on the 16th of February, 2019.
Considering that almost all the appointed and sworn-in chairmen were among those whose tenure expired, he pointed out that their re-appointment was in appreciation of their contributions to the development of their areas and that of the state in general.
He emphasized on the fact that, those past council chairmen, in spite of the challenges they faced in their respective areas, they worked with commitment, resulting in execution of numerous developmental projects.
“From the report submitted by the Alhaji Muhammad Lamin-led committee on verification of the projects executed by the local governments from January 2015 to December, 2018, most of the approved projects were implemented and have contributed greatly towards uplifting the standard of living conditions of citizens at the grassroot,” the governor stated.
He urged them to consider their appointment as a call to service and a challenge which requires total commitment, dedication to duty and the exhibition of the spirit of accountability in the performance of their duties and to justify the confidence reposed on them by the government and good people of the state.
Some of sworn-in chairmen, he said, would also be assigned with the responsibility of serving as supervisory councilors in the departments of the local governments.