Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has accepted the resignation of his deputy, Alhaji Nuhu Gidado.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Mr Ali M. Ali, Special Adviser, Media, the governor described the tenure of his deputy as “meritorious” and therefore deserving of “commendation”.
The statement reads:
We received the resignation of the Deputy Governor, Bauchi State, Engr. Nuhu Gidado.
On behalf of the people of Bauchi state, I want to thank him for his meritorious service while in office. He remains vital to our administration and party. I wish him well in his future endeavours, and he can count on me for support.
I am also optimistic he will avail the state his service when called upon in the future,” said Ali in the statement, quoting the governor.
It would be recalled that the deputy governor resigned on Wednesday, attributing his action to the dampening of spirit and waning zeal with regards his official responsibilities.
“Ordinarily, I should have remained up to the end of the tenure, but, with the current dampened spirit and waning zeal as it relates to my official engagements, my continued stay will not be fair and truthful to you as my brother and leader.
“ In this regard, I feel sure that, Your Excellency will readily recollect the most recent one – on – one discussion we had, precisely, on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, in your office, where, among other issues, I expressed to you, my contemplation to ‘step aside’, if need be, in order to free my conscience.
“I regret to say that it has become necessary to yield to that inner calling, and may this development be in accordance with the blessed will and guidance of Allah,” said the deputy governor in his resignation letter.
Although Alhaji Nuhu Gidado’s resignation is regarded as true patriotism, some Nigerian on social media argue that he has political aspiration and only time will tell on his true intention of resigning from office.