Prof. Babagana Zulum was on Wednesday sworn in as the governor of Borno State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Zulum took the oath of office alongside his deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur.
The oath of office was administered by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zanna, in a ceremony attended by thousands of residents of Maiduguri, community leaders and other top government officials.
The outgoing governor, Kashim Shettima, said he was delighted to hand over the mantle of leadership to an outstanding and competent personality who possessed the qualities to move the state forward.
Kashim called on people of the state to support the new administration to enable it serve the people better.
He lauded President Muhammad Buhari, people of the state, community and religious leaders for their support during his administration.
In his maiden address, Zulum promised to implement a 10-point agenda to fast track rapid social and economic development of the state.