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General News of Thursday, 25 May 2023


Prominent northern governor dissolves cabinet, sacks all political appointees

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state on Thursday, May 25, approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC) with immediate effect.

The dissolved members of the cabinet included the commissioners and special advisers who have served in that capacity in the last 4 years of the first term of the administration.

The dissolution of his cabinet is coming a few days before his swearing-in ceremony on May 29, 2023, Bala Mohammed's second term in office as the governor of Bauchi state, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

The announcement of the dissolution was made by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barrister Ibrahim Kashim shortly after the valedictory session of the State Executive Council held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Bauchi on Thursday, May 25.

According to Kashim, during the meeting, Governor Mohammed thanked the outgoing cabinet members for their positive contributions toward the successes achieved by his administration in the first tenure.

Just six days to the end of his tenure in office, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has given a fresh directive to his appointees.

Ganduje ordered all public officers holding political appointments to hand over affairs of their offices in line with established procedures.

This directive is contained in a statement from the office of the Secretary to the State Government and signed by permanent secretary, Hajiya Bilkisu Maimota.