Maiduguri - Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has announced Usman Mamman Durkwa as the replacement for his deceased deputy governor, Zannah Umar Mustapha, who died suddenly in his sleep recently.
Durkwa, is one of the longest serving commissioners in the history of Borno State.
Following the death of late Deputy Governor Zannah Mustapha, Durkwa’s name was among those on top of the list of likely candidates to replace him.
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Shettima has already sent a nomination letter to the State House of Assembly asking for the confirmation of Durkwa as his deputy.
Durkwa was the immediate past commissioner, Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and Youths Empowerment.
Spokesman of Governor Shettima, Isa Umar Gusau, said the choice of ADurkwa as deputy was backed by relevant sections of the constitution.
“The nomination follows the death of Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha in the early hours of Saturday, 15th of August, 2015 in Yola, capital of Adamawa State while he was on official assignment.”
“ Shettima acted in accordance with the powers conferred on him by Section 191 Sub-Section (3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended.