The governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-makura, on Friday sacked eight of his commissioners and five senior aides, including Innocent Lagi, the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, and Iliyasu Yakubu, the Director of Press.
Governor Al-makura, in a press statement issued on Friday by the Secretary to the State Government, Zainab Abdulmumin, did not give any reason for his action.
The statement stated that Al-makura directed all the sacked commissioners to hand over to their accounting officers before September, 23, 2014.
The sacked commissioners are Innocent Lagi, Commissioner for Justice; Angama A. Weibey, Commissioner for Rural and Community Development; Muhammad Sani Yakubun- Hauwa, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology and Danladi Madaki Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources.
Others are Adamu Mu’azu Adogi, Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources; Godwin Tyowua Mbatsav, Commissioner of Sports and Youth Development; Samuel Meshi Commissioner of Culture and Tourism and Amos Akawu, Commissioner of Planning and Deputy Chairman, Nasarawa State Planning Commission.
The affected aides are Iliyasu Ali Yakubu, the Director of Press affairs; Sulaiman Abdul-Wahab Sulaiman, Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Scholarship Board; Idris Abdullahi, Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency; Daniel Ajegina, Managing Director, Nasarawa Investment and Property Development Company and Murtala Adogi Muhammad Special Assistant on Youth Empowerment.