The acting Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Abubakar Danladi, has vowed to remain loyal to his boss, promising to never betray him.
Mr. Danladi, who made this known yesterday while playing host to media practitioners in the state, said “Governor Danbaba Suntai is still my boss and I cannot betray him”.
For this reason, he disabused the minds of those calling on him to contest the governorship election of the state, insisting that, “I don’t have the interest to contest in the forthcoming elections”.
The acting governor also said he would continue to consult with his boss before taking any decision.
Worried about the precarious financial situation of the state which has made it impossible for civil servants to be paid for the past three months, the state government, according to acting Gov. Danladi, is working tirelessly round the clock to pay salaries.
He used the occasion to reiterate his commitment to operate an open door policy, urging journalists to always verify their facts with relevant authorities before going to the press.
He also called on all stakeholders to work together for the peace of the state.
Earlier, the commissioner for Information and Strategy, Emmnuel Bello and the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Solomon Ajidiku, assured the acting governor of the readiness of journalists to be responsible in the discharge of their responsibilities.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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