Nyako Impeachment: Adamawa Speaker Sworn In As Acting Governor

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The Speaker of Adamawa of , Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru, was on Tuesday sworn in as Acting Governor of the following the impeachment of Gov. Murtala Nyako.

NAN reports that Umaru was sworn-in by the Acting , Ambrose Mammadi. After taking the oath of office, the acting governor said the impeachment of Nyako was a blessing to the people of the .

Umaru called on the people to join hands with his administration, saying that the task before was enormous. He reminded them that Adamawa was still under of and urged them to be abiding.

The acting governor promised to the two months outstanding workers’ and other allowances. “This administration do all that is possible to restore the lost glory of the state as well as the economic well-being of the people’’, he said.

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Also the Adamawa Deputy Governor, Mr Bala James-Ngilari, on Tuesday tendered his letter of resignation, citing personal reasons.

The Deputy Governor’ letter of resignation was read at Tuesday’ plenary of the Adamawa of by Speaker Ahmadu Fintiri. The followed moves by the state assembly to remove him and Gov. Murtala Nyako on grounds of financial impropriety.

James-Ngilari said:“I kindly notify you of resignation from the office of the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State forthwith on personal ground. “I want to thank you for the to serve Adamawa State.”

The unanimously adopted the letter following a motion moved by Mr Adamu Kamale (PDP-Michika), which was seconded by Alhaji Hassan Kaigama(PDP-Maiha).

During deliberation on the letter, argued that since the deputy governor wished to retire voluntarily, he should be allowed to do so. “We should wish him success in his future endeavour,’’ said Mr Jerry Kundisi (PDP-Gombi)

The speaker confirmed the resignation, saying, “the office of the Deputy Governor is hereby declared vacant.’’