The Borno State House of Assembly BOSHA has in its sitting Thursday deliberated and passed the list of nomination of the 27 LGCs Chairmen and their Councilors earlier forwarded to the house by the executive for ratification and approval.
The Speaker, Alhaji Abdulrahman Lawan who presided the sitting said the list of nomination of the LGCs Caretaker Committee Chairmen and Councillors was in line with the provision of the LGA Administration Law 2001 as amended and in the interest of the state which the house deemed it fit and necessary to approve the nominees to allow the local government administration work and bring government closer to the people at the grassroots.
He directed the Clerk of the house, Alhaji Ibrahim Audu Ngulde to communicate to the executive the decision or resolution of the house immediately.
The new Caretaker LGCs Committee Chairmen for the 27 Local Government Areas of Borno State approved by the house include.:
1-Bakari Ali Kokoto-MMC
4-Baba Shehu Gulumba-Bama
6-Zannah Modu Gubio-Gubio
10-Abubakar Modu Deribe-Jere
15- Rawa Gana- Dikwa
16-Ibrahim Babale-Kwaya kusar
18-Lawan Umara Gana-Guzamala
19-Bulama Gana Dalori-Konduga
20-Mustapha Bukar Daima-Kaga
22-Baashara masha- Kala Balge
23-Modu Gadzama-Askira Uba
26-Gadu Ali Ngurno-Monguno
It will be recalled that the LGCs Caretaker Committee Chairmen and Councillors have been dissolved few months ago by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Alhaji Usman Zanna on the directive of the State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima at the expiry of their six months tenure as approved by the LGC Administration Law of the state pending the renomination if another Chairmen and Councillors or election of substantive LGC Chairmen and Councillors by the state government as provided.
Unfortunately, since Governor Kashim Shettima assumed office as the governor of the state more than six years ago, there has never been any election conducted for the LGCs Chairmen and Councillors as a result of the insecurity from the Boko Haram insurgency as most communities, towns and villages are still inaccessible by the security agencies and Civilian JTF which could not allow the displaced people to retun to their host communities.
Previous general elections were conducted at the designated IDPs camps within and outside the state including those of the Presidency and national assembly under tight security by both the military, mopol, civil defence and civilian JTF.
In another development, Speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, BOSHA, Right Honourable Abdulrahman Kawan has given Governor Kashim Shettima a pass mark for impressively implementing the 2017 Budget.
The Speaker who commended the governor during the 2018 Budget presentation said, “we are indeed satisfied with the tremendous projects execution by the governor and implementation of the 2017 budget”
” The implementation as we observe, it was centered on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities ravaged by the boko haram insurgents”, Lawan said.
“I therefore, call on all the citizens of the state to support the governor and rally round him to complete the good works he has started”.
Abdulrahman also called on the Federal Government to resume work at the oil exploration site in the Lake Chad region.
He also assured that the speedy passage of the 2018 appropriation bill presented to the house by the governor, stressing hat, the house will ensure speedy deliberation and passage of the 2018 budget for implementation to enable the governor continue the good works he has been doing in the interest of the people and state.
The Speaker further commended the efforts and sacrifices of the Nigerian troops, other security agents, civilian JTF, the media, students unions, labour unions, women organizations, legal bodies and all other organizations as well as individuals that have contributed in one way or the other in ensuring peace was restored and finally returns to the state.
He pledged to impress on the Federal Government through the Forum of States House of Assembly for the immediate rerun of NNPC workers to the oil exploitation site in the Lake chad basin.
The lawmaker also assured the governor that the house will do everything possible to ensure the successful passage and implementation of the 2018 budget which was aimed at resettling and empowering the IDPs and rebuilding the ravaged communities destroyed by the boko haram insurgents.
He maintained that the house was fully in support of the governors plans to resettle and improve the welfare of the displaced IDPs and their livelihood by empowering them with poverty alleviation materials and skills acquisition facilities among others.