Paul Orude, Bauchi
The Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has accepted the resignation of Deputy Governor Nuhu Gidado.
Abubakar in a release signed by Ali M Ali, Special Adviser, Media and Strategy, issued on Thursday, wished Gidado well in his future endeavours.
He described Gidado’s tenure and service to the state as “meritorious and therefore, deserving commendation.”
“The governor particularly commended the former No 2 citizen of the state for the remarkable manner of his resignation,” the statement read.
It added that the governor “expressed optimism that he will avail his vast wealth of experience to the state anytime he is called upon in the future.
“We received the resignation of our Deputy Governor, 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.”
The Deputy Governor, in his resignation letter dated May 16, 2018, had written “ordinarily, I should have remained up to the end of the tenure, but with the currently 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.”
Gidado’s resignation has added to an increasing and worrisome number of high profile appointees and government officials who have resigned from Abubakar’s cabinet.
It will be recalled that Shehu Barau Ningi resigned as Commissioner for Budget and Planning citing lack of an enabling environment and Abubakar’s style of leadership that, he said, alienates subordinates and make it difficult to make meaningful contributions.
Several have followed suit, with Ningi’s resignation and Gidado’s the most high profile ones.