Governor Mohammed Abubakar

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has nominated his Chief of Staff, Audu Sule Katagum, to serve as his deputy.

The Commissioner for Information, Umar Sade, confirmed the nomination to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bauchi.

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“The governor nominated Audu Sule Katagum as the deputy governor after due consultation with stakeholders in the state,” he said.

It would be recalled that the erstwhile deputy governor, Nuhu Gidado, resigned his appointment about two weeks ago.

Information Officer of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Mr. Lamara Chinade, also confirmed to NAN on Saturday that Katagum’s name has been submitted to the House for confirmation.

“The name was submitted last week and the House may sit next week to confirm his nomination,” he told NAN.