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May 29: Gov Lamido Hands Over To SSG

Posted: May 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has made good his vow not to handover to the incoming administration in the state.

Making good his vow, Governor Lamido on Sunday handed over to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdu Babura, who is expected to hand over to the incoming governor.

Governor Lamido had two weeks ago, while speaking to his supporters during a reception put together for a youth who trekked for four days from Hadejia to the Government House in Dutse, said he would not hand over to his successor because his predecessor did not hand over to him.

Lamido after addressing a press conference at the end of the state council meeting left the state for Abuja-Lagos en route Saudi Arabia.

He said the debt profile of the state stands at N14 billion of which the Federal Government owes the state N12 billion from the airport project executed by state government with the understanding and commitment of the Federal Government to reimburse the state.

The remaining N2 billion, he said, was the actual debt of the state.

Lamido also told newsmen that there were roll-over projects worth N90 billion for which the state government had awarded contracts but had not made any payment to the contractors, adding that it was left for the incoming administration to continue or stop the projects.

The governor also told journalists that all political appointees would be in their offices till the midnight of May 28, adding that statutory appointees would stay till their tenure expires.