New Gombe governor reverses Dankwambo's appointments, others

New Gombe governor reverses Dankwambo's appointments, others

The newly-sworn-in governor of Gombe state Inuwa Yahaya, has begun his work as the norther state's chief executive officer by reversing all the administrative activities of his predecessor Ibrahim Dankwambo in the past weeks.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Yahaya suspended all appointments, contracts and allocations by the state and local government councils as from March 10.

Yahaya announced the suspension during his inaugural speech in Gombe on Wednesday, May 29 stressed that there were a lot of illegalities by the immediate past administration of Ibrahim Dankwambo.

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He said that steps would be taken to address all illegalities, adding that perpetrators and illegal beneficiaries would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

He said: “There were illegalities perpetrated by the immediate past administration and we will take steps to address all illegalities. Perpetrators and illegal beneficiaries will be held to account.

“In the meantime, all appointments, contracts and allocations entered into by the state government and local government councils from March 10, 2019 are hereby suspended."

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He decried the attitude of Dankwambo’s administration for failing to give the desire cooperation throughout the transition process.

He who thanked the people of the state for their supports and expressed his appreciation to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for giving him the platform to govern the state. had earlier reported that Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya was sworn in as the 4th elected executive governor of Gombe state.

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There was heavy security presence in the area within and around the Pantami Stadium in Gombe on Wednesday as preparations heightened ahead of the swearing-in.

Security personnel were seen patrolling major streets leading to the Pantami Stadium and Gombe Metropolis.

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