Governor Bello Sacks Aides
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has approved the sack of some aides and political appointees. Mostly affected by the order are Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, and Special Assistants.
Naija News reports the move by the governor is coming barely two weeks after he won re-election for a second term in office.
The Governor’s decision was conveyed in a statement issued on Monday by Secretary to the State Government, Dr (Mrs) Ayoade Folashade Arike, which directed all affected aides to hand over to the most senior civil servant in their ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
According to the statement, some categories of political office holders which include commissioners, Director-General Government House Administration; direct aides of the Governor, direct aides of the deputy governor; aides of the Chief of Staff, aides of the Wife of the Governor as well as those of the deputy governor’s wife were exempted from the directive “for now”.
The statement further stated that the Head of Service, Auditor-General for state and Local Government and Chairman and members of statutory Commissions are not affected by the directive.
All those affected have however being directed to complete the handing over process latest by Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 while handing over notes should be forwarded to the office of the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State in soft and hard copies.