Atiqul Islam, the newly elected mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), took office for the second term on Wednesday afternoon.
DNCC Panel Mayor Jamal Mostafa handed over charge to Atiqul Islam in an ordinary programme.On the other hand, Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh will take charge as the mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Saturday.
The Awami League’s Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam clinched sweeping victories over the BNP’s Ishraque Hossain and Tabith Awal respectively at the recent mayoral elections.
The ruling party-nominated candidates emerged victorious at both city corporation polls held on February 1, though with only 30% of voters registered.
Though the newly-elected mayors and councillors of DNCC and DSCC took oath for office on February 26, they had to wait until completion of the tenures of incumbent mayors.
Atiqul and Taposh are taking charge of the city corporations amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country.