. - Muhammed Ubandoma Aliyu has been appointed as the Nasarawa state's new SSG
- The new SSG is a younger brother of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu
- Governor Sule sacked the former SSG after he was indicted by a committee investigating the release of N1 billion for the renovation/fencing of public secondary schools in the state
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has appointed Barrister Muhammed Ubandoma Aliyu as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
Daily Trust reports that the new SSG is a younger brother of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu.
Legit.ng gathers that his appointment was confirmed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the governor, Yakubu Lamai.
The former SSG, Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed-Tijani, was sacked on Tuesday, June 9.
The state House of Assembly committee probing the release of N1 billion for the renovation of public secondary schools in the state had indicted the former SSG.
Following the indictment, the state lawmakers asked Ahmed-Tijani to refund over N248.5 million as unaccounted funds to the state government.
The house said the sacked SSG displayed inefficiency and incompetency in the performance of his official duties and urged the governor to terminate his appointment.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Sule said he was not bothered about being re-elected in 2023.
The Nasarawa state governor said he was grateful to God for giving him a four-year mandate; saying it is long enough for him to contribute his quota to the development of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that he was responding to a question by newsmen on the speculation that the people might not be ready to re-elect him in 2023.
In his response, Governor Sule said he was ready to return to the United States or Saudi Arabia to enjoy his life after his four-year mandate.
His words: “One thing I have never been threatened about in life is my second term as governor. Let me tell you, in 1998, while working in the US, I felt I was bored. I took my early retirement package from an oil company, I went and set up our small company and we were running our business.
“I thought that was it. I never knew I was going to return to Nigeria as a whole, not to talk of coming to Nigeria to set up a company and become MD African Petroleum and later become GMD in Dangote company.
“That was even when I started enjoying life; not today.
“So I went through all these as extra to me in life; things I never thought would happen, but because God has blessed me that it will happen and it actually happened.
“Then out of the blues, from nowhere, I’m now a governor, and somebody is saying one term, and then I will cry, sleep and die? To hell with him!
“One term, yes, it’s fine. That is how I look at it. One term is good enough."
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