21.9 C
Abuja

Bauchi governor sacks commissioners, dissolves executive council

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement

GOVERNOR of Bauchi State Bala Mohammed has dissolved the state’s executive council.

This is contained in a statement signed by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Bauchi Governor Mukhtar Gidado  on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the dismissed appointees included: secretary to the state government (SSG), chief of staff (COS) for the government house and all special advisers.

However, the governor retained the services of special adviser in charge of security; special adviser for the National Assembly and state assemblies liaison; special adviser responsible for social investment, and special adviser for media and publicity.

Mohammed said all state commissioners were to hand over the affairs of their ministries to respective permanent secretaries, while the secretary to the state government (SSG), the chief of staff (COS) and other affected special advisers were to hand over to the most senior permanent secretary in the government house.

He noted that an inventory of all property belonging to the Bauchi State government should be taken during the hand-over.

The statement read that the governor while thanking the affected political appointees for their meritorious service to the state, wished them the very best in their future endeavours.

- Advertisement -

State governors in Nigeria have been sacking political appointees and dissolving executive councils.

The ICIR can confirm that about two months, no fewer than 60 state commissioners and special assistants/advisers were sacked across four states in the country.

Earlier in May, the Zamfara State government had sacked secretary to the state government, all commissioners and advisers.

Governor of Cross River State Ben Ayade sacked four commissioners and five aides following his defection from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

On May 12, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma sacked 20 commissioners in what he tagged an attempt to ‘rejig’ his government.

Also, Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai had sacked 19 political appointees, saying that it was an effort geared towards rightsizing the government.

Author profile

Lukman Abolade is an Investigative reporter with The ICIR. Reach out to him via labolade@icirnigeria.org, on twitter @AboladeLAA and FB @Correction94

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

Rent your house to Yahoo boys, risk 15 years in jail, EFCC warns landlords

THE Economic and Financial Commission Commission (EFCC) has warned that landlords risk 15 years...

IPC kicks as police detain, arraign Wikki Times publisher, reporter

PUBLISHER of online newspaper, Wikki Times, Haruna Mohammed, was detained after honouring an invitation...

AfDB approves African Pharmaceutical Foundation, aims to close $14bn annual import gaps

THE Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the establishment...

Many feared dead as Army, residents clash in Cross Rivers

MANY people are feared dead following a clash between troops of the Nigerian Army...

Why I didn’t implement 2014 CONFAB report – Jonathan

FORMER President Goodluck Jonathan has said the limited time between the period the 2014 National...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement