- All commissioners and political aides in Nasarawa state have been relieved of their job with immediate effect
- The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, announced the sacking of the commissioners during a meeting on Monday, August 30
- Sule stated that his administration would continue to count on the support of the sacked aides in the future
Lafia, Nasarawa - The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has sacked all his commissioners, senior special advisers and special assistants in the state.
Daily Trust reports that the governor made the announcement during an emergency state executive council meeting held at the Government House, Lafia on Monday, August 30.
Legit.ng gathered that Sule only retained those manning humanitarian services and sustainable development goals.
The governor, however, appreciated the sacked aides for the commitment and services rendered to his administration, stressing that his administration would continue to count on their support in the future.
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Responding on behalf of the former appointees, Prof. Abdulkarim Abubakar, who until now was the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, commended the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the state and his administration.
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He assured the governor of their continued support ahead of the 2023 general election.
Vanguard also reports that the dissolution has finally laid to rest rumours of eminent cabinet dissolution that had been making the rounds.
Sources close to the government house according to the newspaper said that some of the sacked members of the cabinet would be reappointed.
Daily Trust added that top government officials said that most of the political appointees were recommended to the governor by his predecessors, thereby hindering the governor’s performance as expected.
According to the sources, Sule had to dissolve them to enable him to build his own structure, adding that if Sule did not react now to fix his foot soldiers, his chances of getting a second ticket would be very slim.
A source reportedly said:
“We all know that most of the political appointees in this state were recommended by past governors of the state under pressure.
“So, I believe that he is sacking them to be able to bring his foot soldiers into the political limelight before the commencement of the local government elections on October 6th and the governorship election in 2023 because he has been getting endorsement across the state to continue as governor.”
Kebbi governor Bagudu reshuffles cabinet, appoints new commissioners
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, appointed three new commissioners into his cabinet.
It was reported that the secretary to Kebbi government, Babale Umar-Yauri, who announced this, said three old commissioners were redeployed to the ministry of information and culture, special duties; and natural resources.
He also said that the three new commissioners, who were appointed on November 9, 2020, had also been assigned to various ministries.