Nigeria: How Borno Acting Governor Handled Sallah Celebrations

Borno State acting Governor, Umar Usman kadafur resumed the State leadership following Governor Zulum’s request to the State Assembly seeking to transmit power to his Deputy during his 21 days vacation.

According to accounts, Kadafur is the first Deputy to be legislatively given the constitutional powers to act as Governor.

Since then, Umar Kadafur has been piloting the State affairs from security co-ordination, Sallah activities among others.

Unlike other parts of the northern Nigerian States, Borno is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency for over a decade. With the rise in attacks around communities and villages, the acting Governor however perfectly coordinated security for peaceful and hitch free Sallah celebrations.

On the 13th of May 2021, Borno’s acting Governor, Umar Usman Kadafur led top Government officials and other Muslim faithful for a two Rak’at Eid prayer at Ramat square in Maiduguri.

The acting Governor after the prayers extended greetings to the people of Borno State while commending the security operatives for maintaining law and order, and for their sacrifices towards the fight against insurgency.

In the same day, the acting Governor as part of tradition received members of the State’s Executive Council and other Government officials for lunch at the Government House.

He also recieved the Shehu of Borno, HRH Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi who paid the acting Governor a Sallah homage.
It is a usual tradition where monarchs pay visit to the sitting Governor to facilitate successful Sallah celebrations.

The acting Governor during the visit made assurances of improved security and welfare of the internally displaced persons (IDPs).
He was also at Biu between Thursday and Saturday attending to several Sallah activities.

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