Borno Governor Babagana Zulum has sworn-in Chief Kesta Ogualili from Anambra State, Alhaji Yusuf Alao from Oyo State and 24 others as his special advisers.
Ogualili, an Igbo, hails from Dunukofia local government, while Alao, a Yoruba, is from Ogbomosho local government area.
Zulum had on January 9 appointed both men who, as professionals, have lived in Borno State for many years and supported the All Progressives Congress (APC). Advisers are ranked next to commissioners in the state. Both categories receive the same salaries and allowances.
Borno Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur represented Governor Zulum at the swearing-in of the 26 advisers at the ceremony. Each person was administered oath of office and allegiance.
Other advisers who took oath of office include: Sheikh Modu Mustapha, Ali Audu Damasak, Mustapha Bulu, Hussaini Gambo, Bukar Busami Ardoram, Tukur Mshelia, Tijjani Goni Modu, Inna Galadima, Zarah Bukar, Mustapha Ali Sandabe, Gadau Ali Ngurno, Mohammed Maulud, Bole Modu Kachallah, Abdulrahman Abdulkarim, Barr. Bashir Maidugu, Bukar Modu Konduga, Umoru Sale Gaya, Ali Zangeri, Tukur Ibrahim, Tijjani Lawan Kukawa, Abba Sadiq Gubio, Malam Gana Badu, Alhaji Adamu Usman Chibok and Ahmed Asheikh Zarma.
Zulum urged them to live to expectation and contribute to the attainment of the development agenda already being implemented in the last eight months.