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Bauchi Governor Dissolves State Executive Council, Sacks Political Appointees

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The Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect on Wednesday, June 9. According to spokesman to the governor Mukhtar Gidado, who made this public on Wednesday, those affected include the Secretary to the state government, Sabi’u Baba, the Chief of Staff, Dr. Ladan Salihu, 21 Commissioners, and Special Advisers. The governor who, however, retained four Special Advisers also directed that an inventory of all Government properties should be taken.

Gidado said, “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State Sen. Bala A. Mohammed CON (Kauran Bauchi) 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 (SSG), the Chief of Staff (COS) Government House 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 (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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