The Daura Local Government chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), on Thursday elected new executive officers that would run the affairs of the union for the next four years.

The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that Alhaji Habibu Bala scored 228 votes out of the 352 votes cast to emerge as the branch chairman of the union.

He defeated two of his opponents Aminu Ashiru who polled 64 votes and Mamman Sayyadi who got 60 votes.

Other elected officials are Laminu Lawal who polled 219 votes to emerge as Secretary General, defeating Ibrahim Yahaya who got 81 votes.

For the post of Auditor, Malam Lawal Saminu scored 188 votes to emerge winner, defeating Ahmed Suleiman who polled 130 votes.

Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim and Yusuf Sade were returned unopposed as chairperson woman committee and vice chairman of the union respectively.

Malam Aliyu Kankara, the state Chairman NULGE and Returning Officer, who announced the results, said the elections were keenly contested and conducted freely and fairly.

He called on the new leaders to administer the union with commitment, dedication and fear of God, stressing that they should make members’ welfare a top priority.

He used the occasion to call on Katsina State Government to hasten implementation of the N30, 000 new minimum wage without conditionality.

NAN reports that the new officials were administered the Oath of Office by the state president of the union.

In his remarks, Bala, the newly elected chairman, thanked the members for giving them another mandate of four years, saying, “we will not betray your trust”.