BREAKING: Another Nigerian Governor Sacks Commissioners, SSG, CoS

BREAKING: Another Nigerian Governor Sacks Commissioners, SSG, CoS

- The governor of Bauch state on Wednesday, June 9, took a very bold decision over his administration's workforce

- Governor Bala Mohammed has sacked the state's executive council members with immediate effect

- Only advisers on security, national and state Assembly liaison, social investment and media aides were retained

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Bauchi - For reasons yet undisclosed, the governor of Bauchi, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday, June 9, dissolved his entire cabinet and sacked the secretary to the state government, including his chief of staff.

Governor Mohammed's decision which takes effect immediately is contained in a statement released on Wednesday by his media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, The Nation reports.

BREAKING: Another Nigerian Governor Sacks Commissioners, SSG, CoS
The governor is yet to explain his reason for the sack (Photo: Governor of Bauchi state)
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However, advisers on security, national and state Assembly liaison, social investment, special adviser media, and publicity are not affected.

The statement partly read:

“All Commissioners are to handover the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, while the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff (COS) Government House and other affected Special Advisers are to handover to the most senior permanent secretary in the Government House who is equally directed to take inventory of government property.”

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Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinma had sacked 20 of his commissioners. The governor announced the sacking of the officials on Wednesday, May 12, at the end of the usual weekly executive council meeting.

The commissioner for information and strategy, Mbadiwe Emelumba, who spoke on behalf of the governor, told journalists that Uzodinma took the decision to enable effective governance in the state.

He disclosed that the eight members of the cabinet retained by the governor include the commissioner for finance, science and technology, health, works, information, youths and sports, women affairs, and tourism.

The firing of the officials came as a surprise to the affected appointees, as there was no sign that the announcement would be made.

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Uzodinma who recently alleged that some of his appointees were sabotaging his administration wished the affected appointee well in their future endeavours.

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