Gov. Lamido Makes Good His Vow Not To Hand Over On May 29, Leaves Jigawa State
Jigawa State governor, Sule lamido has made good his vow not to handover to the incoming administration in the state.
The governor 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 will not hand over to his successor because his predecessor did not handover to him.
Making good his intention, the governor yesterday handed over to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdu Babura, who is expected to hand over to the incoming governor.
The governor addressed a news conference at the end of the state council meeting and left the state for Abuja-Lagos en route Saudi-Arabia.
According to Lamido, 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, is the actual debt of the state.
Lamido also told newsmen that there were rollover 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.