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General News of Thursday, 18 February 2021

Source: Legit

Nigerian governor dissolves cabinet, explains reason for his decision

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Osun state has announced the dissolution of his cabinet.

The governor made the announcement on Thursday, February 18, during the valedictory meeting of the state executive council meeting, PM News reported.

Akeredolu disclosed that he was dissolving his cabinet ahead of his second-term inauguration scheduled for Wednesday, February 24.

According to The Sun, he thanked the officials who served on his cabinet for their service to Ondo state.

Akeredolu said they had worked together as one and the interest of the state had remained paramount throughout their services to the state government. In another news, Rotimi Akeredolu has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to openly condemn acts of violence by criminal herdsmen.

According to The Nation, Akeredolu made the statement on Monday, February 15, during an interview on Channels TV.

The Ondo governor asked security agencies to do their best in preventing criminality by erring herdsmen.

Akeredolu also knocked his Bauchi state counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, over his comments supporting herders carrying AK-47 for self defence against cattle rustlers and other threats.

In a report by Nigerian Tribune, the Ondo governor expressed disappointment over the Bauchi governor's statement describing Mohammed as an anarchist who is unfit for public office.

Speaking through his commissioner for information and orientation, Donald Ojogo, the governor said it was shocking and disappointing for the Bauchi governor to make such a statement as Nigeria’s constitution remains unchanged.

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