“I Will Not Handover To My Successor On May 29″ – Gov. Lamido
The outgoing Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido has said he has no intention of staying behind in the state to hand over to his APC successor on May 29.
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, about 170 kilometres, to meet the governor.
Lamido said he’s done his best for the state and delivered for his people and no longer owed anyone anything.
He said: “I will not hand over to my successor, because my predecessor did not hand over to me.
“I will go on leave on May 20 (nine days to the day of handover day). I will hand over to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the SSG will hand over to the next administration, as it was done to me in 2007.
“Already, I have appointed the SSG to lead the transition committee and he will hand over necessary documents to the new elected governor. This is normal.
“We will organise a farewell programmes before that day. I will invite all my supporters in the state to see me off to the Dutse International Airport, where I will take my flight and allow the new administration to continue from where I stop.
“We have served our lovely state to the best of our capacity and ability, for eight years. Of course, we achieved a lot in terms developmental projects that have turned Jigawa into a proud state.
“We made our efforts to ensure that the PDP administration continued to lead Jigawa State but Allah rejected our proposal. So we have no option than to accept His will and support the new government because Jigawa is for all of us.”