Bauchi governor sacks commissioners, SSG, others

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By Henry Okonkwo 

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, has dissolved the state’s executive council with immediate effect.

The governor also fired Alhaji Sabiu Baba, Secretary to the State Government, and Dr Ladan Salih, his Chief of Staff.

The announcement was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Special Adviser to the governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado.

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Part of the statement read, “The governor has approved with immediate effect the dissolution of members of the state executive council and other political appointees that include the Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff and all special advisers.

“Advisers on security, national and state Assembly liaison, social investment and Special Adviser Media and Publicity are retained.

“All commissioners are to handover the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, while the Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff 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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