Following his appointment as the Acting Governor of Adamawa, on Tuesday, Alhaji Ahmad Umaru swore in Prof. Liman Tukur as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG) today, July 16, in Yola.
The acting governor, speaking shortly after the ceremony, said Tukur’s appointment was based on his record of performances.
He said: “The wind of change which has started blowing in the state will not be completed without people like Tukur.
“We thank God that today we are in charge of the affairs of the state and with the support of the people of the state we are going to deliver,’’ Umaru added.
He further urged the people of the state to remain calm and peaceful, and also ensure they abide by the law.
The newly-appointed SSG, Tukur, who is a professor of Geography from the Department of Environmental Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, in his acceptance speech, thanked God for the appointment, saying recent happenings in Adamawa were a democratic version of revolution.
He said: “The appointment is a challenge. I promise to be fair and equitable in discharging my duties.”
The Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who was accused of misconduct and misappropriation of funds was yesterday, July 15, impeached, while his deputy, Bala Ngilari, tendered his resignation letter.