In what appears to be a deft political move by the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, to throw spanner in the works of the impeachment moves against him by the state House of Assembly, the state government has declared Monday and Tuesday work-free days.
In a statement sent via short message service (SMS) by the director of press, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, the state government said it deemed it fit to declare the two working-days work-free to enable people of the state reflect on the current happenings in the country as well as use the period to offer special prayers for peace in the country.
“His Excellency Governor Murtala Nyako has approved Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th July as work-free days in Adamawa State. This is to enable the people to reflect on the current happenings in the country and to use the period to offer special prayers for peace in the state and the country.
“The period is to also allow Adamawa workers reflect on their current challenges. It is also a thanksgiving period for citizens to appreciate God’s protection despite all the challenges”, the statement noted.
The latest turn of events is expected to prevent the acting chief judge of the state, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, from inaugurating the seven-member panel he had earlier constituted on Monday to investigate the allegations leveled against Nyako and Ngilari.
Since Justice Mammadi’s tenure will expire tomorrow, it means that by the time the two-day holidays expire, the panel will not be inaugurated until a new chief judge is appointed.