Governor Hon Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has sworn in interim transition committee chairmen for its 17 Local Government Areas.
The governor, who disclosed this during the swearing in ceremony of the 17 chairmen at the banquet hall of Government House Damaturu, said that the exercise was necessary to ensure that no vacuum existed in his administration.
According to him, these appointments were necessitated by the expiration of the tenure of the last elected local government councils.
Buni told the caretaker chairmen to intensify efforts on local revenue generation to support the financing of development projects in their respective areas for the betterment of the people.
The governor described that their appointments were made on the bases of their hard work, loyalty, experience and zeal to deliver more selfless services to the people of the grassroots.
He urged them to pay more attention to farmers/herders’ relationship during the period of farm harvest as well as the migration of herdsmen.
Buni said the government will not condone any act capable of breaching peace among farmers and grazers in the rural communities.
He said “Grazers are advised not to trespass on farmland that are yet to be harvested; on the other hand, farmers should not block the cattle routes to hamper the free movement of livestock.”
He advised the Local Government chairmen to imbibe the principles of accountability, transparency and due process to be on the same page with the present administration and with commitment to the execution of people oriented policies and programmes to improve the lives of the people.