By Eric Elezuo
The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Nuhu Gidado, on Wednesday, in a letter dated May 16, 2018, resigned his position in the Bauchi State Executive council, saying he has lost interest in the job, and wished to ‘free’ his conscience.
In the letter addressed to the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, the former deputy Governor, who stakeholders say has not had any issues with his boss, sated that lost of interest in the job is the primary reason he has decided to it quit with the job.
Hear him: “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.
“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.
He expressed his appreciation to Governor Mohammed Abubakar and the people of Bauchi State for giving him the opportunity to serve.
Meanwhile, Gov. Mohammed Abubakar has accepted the resignation through a statement issued on his behalf by Special Adviser, Media, Mr Ali M. Ali. The governor described the tenure of his deputy as “meritorious” and therefore deserving of “commendation”.
“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 of his service when called upon in the future,” said Ali in the statement, quoting the governor.
The former deputy governor further attributed his action to dampened spirit and lost of zeal as regards his official assignments.