Governor Bala Dissolves Council, Sacks Political Appointees

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Senator Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor

By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has dissolved the State Executive Council and dismissed all other political appointees in the state with the exception of only four.

Also affected by the sacking of political appointees include the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Muhammad Sabi’u Baba and the Chief of Staff (COS) Government House, Dr. Mohammed Ladan Salihu.

Those that were retained by the governor are Special Adviser on Security, Special Adviser on National and State Assembly Liaison, Special Adviser on Social Investment, and Special Adviser Media and Publicity.

A Government House statement on Wednesday signed by the Special Adviser on Media, Mukhtar Gidado said that all Commissioners are to handover the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent Secretaries.

It stated however, that 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 secretaries in the Government House who is equally directed to take inventory of government property.

The Governor has while bidding the political appointees good bye, thanked them for their meritorious service to the state, and wished them the very best in their future endeavours.

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