Bauchi gets new deputy governor


Bauchi State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the Architect Audu Sule Katagum as the Bauchi state Deputy Governor.

The confirmation was made at a plenary session presided over by the Speaker Honourable Kawuwa Shehu Damina on Friday June 29,2018.

Before his new appointment, Katagum was the Chief of Staff, Government House, Bauchi. He was nominated by Governor Mohammed Abubakar in June after wide consultation with stakeholders of the party, All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

This followed a resignation of Engineer Nuhu Gidado in May as Deputy Governor.

Gidado was elected as Gov. Abubakar’s deputy after he failed to win the Governorship ticket ticket on same A.P.C platform at the primaries in 2015.

The soft spoken Architect surprisingly, during the screening, spent less than five minutes answering questions by the 31member Bauchi House of Assembly.

This happened barely after he was introduced. The Hon. Speaker Damina, declared the floor opened for members to ask the nominee questions.

A member representing Bura constituency Abdullahi Sa’ad Abdulkadir, immediately, thereafter moved a motion that the nominee be cleared without much ado “because he is a well-known person in the state both within and outside government”

The motion was seconded by Ibrahim Bello Katagum representing Katagum constituency after which the House confirmed the nominee as Deputy Governor.

And adjoined he sitting for this week.


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