Two professors were among the 27 local government chairmen swore in in Borno State on Thursday.
The two professors, Adamu Alooma, a Professor of banking and finance, was a former Dean, at the faculty of management sciences in University of Maiduguri, and took oath as chairman of Damboa local government area; and Ibrahim Bukar, a Professor of education, also at the same university, took an oath as chairman of Gwoza local government area.
They both were among the 27 elected during the election conducted into all the local government area of the state on November 28, which the All Progressives Party won all the seat on offer the chairman and councilorship levels.
During the swearing in ceremony of the chairmen, which took place at the multipurpose hall of the Government House in Maiduguri, Zulum recalled that election was not conducted in the state for over 10 years, due to lingering security situation in Borno.
The Governor congratulated all the elected chairmen with a reminder of the major task ahead of them which they could only do with resources at their disposal.
Zulum, in his remark, directed the ministry for local government and emirate affairs to immediately release to the elected chairmen, all funds allocated to the 27 local government councils from the federation account so they could begin to impact lives at the grassroots.
He however called on the elected officials to discharge their duties with the fear of God, but without fear or favour.
He charged all the elected officials to operate in their respective local government headquarters that are safe and with citizens living there.
He said governance will not make sense if chairmen choose to operate from Maiduguri whereas those who cast votes from them live in local government areas outside Maiduguri.
Zulum noted that the chairmen need to live and operate from the midst of their people in order to know problems of the moments and address them.