Sokoto: Gov Aliyu Approves Mass Sacking of Tambuwal’s Appointees

Sokoto: Gov Aliyu Approves Mass Sacking of Tambuwal’s Appointees

  • The newly inaugurated governor of Sokoto state, Ahmad Aliyu, has deposed 14 monarchs in the state
  • It was also confirmed that he approved the dismissal of 23 permanent secretaries and 15 directors
  • The individuals were reported to be the last-minute appointees of the immediate past governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Ahmad Aliyu of Sokoto State has approved the dismissal of 23 permanent secretaries, 15 directors and 14 monarchs appointed by the immediate past governor, Aminu Tambuwal.

As reported by Daily Trust, this development was made known on Tuesday, May 30, when Governor Aliyu resumed administrative duties at the State House.

Aliyu, Tambuwal
Gov Aliyu approved the dismissal of over 20 permanent secretaries and 14 monarchs appointed by Tambuwal. Photo Credit: @AWTambuwal and @ayubabin1
Source: Twitter

It was gathered that there was no reason for their dismissal.

A source in the transitional committee of the current government revealed that their release was hinged on their role during the gubernatorial election.

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The source said:

“Their appointment was not in the best interest of their people. It is just a kind of appreciation because of their support to PDP during the last general elections in the state."

While addressing pressmen on this development, the spokesman to the governor, Abubakar Bawa, revealed that subsequent appointments would be reviewed.

Similarly, it was confirmed that the new governor nullified the renaming of some landmark institutions in the State, This Day reported.

Some of these institutions include Sokoto State University renamed Sheikh Abdullahi Fodiyo University; the newly created Sokoto State University of Education, renamed after the late President Shehu Shagari and the Shehu Shagari College of Education which was renamed Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki College of Education.

Others are the Sokoto State University Teaching Hospital which was named after Sultan Muhammadu Abubakar Sa’ad, the College of Agriculture, Wurno, and the College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Wamakko was renamed Shehu Malami and Halliru Binji, respectively, among others.

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El-Rufai sacks 2 traditional rulers 7 days to leave office, gives reason

In another development, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has deposed two traditional rulers as his parting gift to the state's people.

Jonathan Zamuna and Aliyu Yammah, the traditional rulers of the Piriga and Arak chiefdoms, were the affected monarchs that the governor deposed.

Umma Ahmad, the commissioner for local government in the state, announced the development in a statement on Monday.


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