LG Officials Absent as Gov Zulum pays Unscheduled Visit to Boko Haram Hotspots

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High ranking members of Local Governments were absent at their duties during Governor Zulum’s unscheduled visit to LGAs which constantly suffer  attacks from Boko Haram terrorists.

Borno State Governor who visited Gwoza, Chibok, Damboa, Konduga, Askira-Uba and Bama LGAs after easing the lockdown was shocked to meet the absence of senior local government officials.

This is coming after Zulum ordered the LG Officials to report to duty.

According to a statement released by the  office of the Governor, the LG secretariats were infested with termites which proved that they had been abandoned for a long time.

 

“Even before COVID-19 outbreak, senior officials at local government areas in Borno are notorious for abandoning their local government to operate in Maiduguri only to return there for few days when FAAC allocations are received, or when they know the Governor is heading there,”

 

The governor was quoted as saying: “None of the heads of department is around, neither the Secretary nor the other principal officers are reporting to duty. Look at the Secretariat, termites all over, an indication that nobody is operating in the Secretariat. Government cannot allow this situation to continue.
“We came from Maiduguri to determine the presence of senior public servants at their places of work. We have been pleading with them for quite sometime, to be operating from these local government areas so that citizens will feel the impact of governance at the grassroots but from all indication, many are not listening.”

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Governor Zulum stated that his administration will not condone such behaviour as disciplinary measures will be taken against the defaulting officials.

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