Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno states; is to take punitive measures towards absentee council chairmen and for abandoning their areas and folks.
In accordance with him, the deserted six councils embrace Bama, Gwoza, Chibok, Damboa, Konduga and Askira/Uba.
Zulum introduced the punitive measures Thursday, whereas he paid two-day unscheduled visits to deserted Native Authorities Areas.
He famous that this was regardless of of the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) three-week lockdown for individuals transfer to their respective councils.
“This administration can not enable ‘council chairmen absenteeism’ to proceed with the abandonment of their respective Native Authorities Areas,” he mentioned, noting that that is regardless of of easing the lockdown throughout the state.
Whereas lamenting the state of secretariat complexes at Bama and Konduga; he mentioned: “Not one of the heads of council departments is round throughout right now’s go to.
“Neither the council secretary nor different principal officers are reporting to their obligation posts “Have a look at the secretariat, there are termites everywhere in the rebuilt,” he
mentioned; stating that it is a sign that no person is working from the council secretariat complicated.
After taking roll calls of absentee council chairmen and their secretaries, their emirs have been, nevertheless; current throughout the go to, however not one of the emirate council officers have been current throughout the governor’s visits.
Piqued by absentee six chairmen, he mentioned: “We got here from Maiduguri to find out the presence of senior public servants at their locations of labor.
“We now have been pleading with them for a while to be working from these Native Authorities Areas in order that residents will really feel the impression of governance on the grassroots.” noting that, however from all indication, many usually are not listening.
Continued; “We are going to take punitive measures as a result of we can not enable this technique to proceed like this and after rebuilding the destroyed homes and secretariat complexes.”
Within the six deserted Native Authorities Areas, Zulum visited council secretariats and took a roll name of absentee secretaries, heads of division, administrators and different rating officers.
He nevertheless didn’t announce the “nature and kind of punishment” to be meted out to absentee council chairmen and different officers.
Senior council officers, together with some secretaries who at the moment oversee affairs, have been conspicuously absent; because the secretariats have been empty when Governor Babagana undertook he stunned tour of six councils.
In accordance with him, the six councils are situated in Borno Central and South senatorial districts.
He mentioned the unscheduled visits, have been to watch the standard of governance on the grassroots.
“The 2-day visits of Native Authorities Areas have been to allow me successfully assess ongoing tasks within the two senatorial districts,” he mentioned.
Final two weeks the Governor directed high authorities officers and senior civil servants to report back to work after easing its lockdown to stop the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic.
He mentioned even earlier than outbreak COVID-19, senior council officers within the state are infamous for abandoning their native governments to function in Maiduguri.
In accordance with him; the officers solely to return their council areas a couple of days when the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) are collected, or once they know the Governor is heading to their respective councils.
The 2-day councils’ visits have been a shock; as a result of Zulum’s safety particulars thought he was not travelling removed from Maiduguri throughout the Ramadan quick and with Sallah across the nook.
Whereas conducting the roll calls, he inspected tasks being carried out by the state authorities in Konduga, Bama and Gwoza.
On the three council headquarters, high council officers have been conspicuously absent.
He mentioned that even not too long ago commissioned secretariat complicated in Gwoza, was, nevertheless, underneath lock with out the presence of any council official.
In accordance with him, the emirs of Bama, Gwoza, Uba, and Askira emirate councils; have been all current at their respective palaces throughout the go to.
On the emir of Bama’s place, the governor additionally introduced that any home in Bama not occupied in two weeks will likely be quickly allotted to Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs).
He mentioned the IDPs will proceed to occupy the homes till house owners are able to relocate from Maiduguri to Bama to occupy their rebuilt homes.