Alhaji Mamman Durkuwa, the newly-appointed Deputy Governor of Borno, on Sunday pledged absolute loyalty to his Boss, Gov. Kashim Shettima, in the conduct of his affairs.

Durkuwa, who was sworn in on Oct. 16, made the pledge while receiving members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) who paid him a congratulatory visit at his residence in Maiduguri.

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He also pledged to be fair and just in the running of his office.

“I want to thank Gov. Kashim Shettima for finding me worthy of being the Deputy Governor of the state.

“I also want to assure him of my unflinching loyalty and support in his quest to transform the state by implementing people-oriented programmes,” Durkuwa, a former Commissioner of Poverty Alleviation of the state, said.

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He also thanked members of the State House of Assembly for confirming his appointment as the new deputy governor.

“I will like to pledge my readiness to work toward uplifting the standard of our people through total commitment and dedication to duty,” Durkuwa said.

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He thanked members of the chapel for the visit and promised to be accessible to journalists in the conduct of his affairs.

Durkuwa was appointed the deputy governor following the death of Alhaji Mustapha Zannah, the then deputy governor, on Aug. 15, in Yola, Adamawa, while on official engagement.(NAN)


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