Grand Khadi swears in Audu Katagum as Bauchi deputy governor

By Rita Michael
Audu Sule Katagum has been sworen in as the Deputy Governor of Bauchi with a charge to ensure prudent and accountability while discharging his duties.
The swearing in of Audu Katagum became necessary following his screening and confirmation by the State House of Assembly last Friday.
Bauchi State had been operating for more than one month without a deputy governor following the resignation of the former Deputy, Governor, Nuhu Gidado.
The administration of the oaths of allegiance and office by the Grand Khadi of Bauchi State, Khadi Dahiru Abubakar Ningi, was in the absence of the State Chief Judge, Justice Rabi Talatu Umar.

At the event, which was held at the Multi-purpose Indoor Sports Hall, Bauchi, the state Governor Mohammed Abubakar, charged the new deputy governor to abide by the oaths of office, allegiance and abide by the rule of law and code of conduct in the discharge of his official duties.
He warned that his administration would not condone any act of sabortage while any act to derail the administration would be resisted.
The governor however explained that the choice of Audu Sule Katagum as the new deputy governor was necessitated by the resignation of Nuhu Gidado recently.
Governor Abubakar also urged the new deputy governor to be loyal and support him in the running of the affairs of the state in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

After taking oath of office, Audu Sule Katagum assured that he would support the administration in ensuring the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people of the state in the remaining period of the tenure.

He said, "Now we will hit the ground running. We will put our heads together to ensure that the people of the state got the best out of the administration".
The new deputy governor said that he would ensure the re-election of the Governor for a second term come 2019.
According to him, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar deserved to be re-elected considering the various developments the state has witnessed since the inception of the APC led administration in 2015.

While swearing in the new Deputy Governor, Grand Khadi of Bauchi State, Khadi Dahiru Abubakar Ningi, said that the exercise was in line with Sections 191(3) a-c and 187 (2) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.

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