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Breaking: Bauchi Gov Fires 21 Commissioners, Top Officials

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The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, on Wednesday, dissolved the State Executive Council.

According to reports, the dissolution of the government officials is with immediate effect.

Those affected include the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; the governor’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu, 21 Commissioners, and Special Advisers.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, in a statement released on Wednesday disclosed that four Special Advisers were retained.

He, however, directed the Commissioners to hand over to their respective Permanent Secretaries.

He said the SSG, Chief of Staff and affected Special Advisers, are to hand over to the most senior Permanent Secretary in the Government House.

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.”

He added that those not affected are “Special Adviser Security, Special Adviser National and State Assembly Liaison, Special Adviser Social Investment and Special Adviser Media and Publicity.

“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.

“He equally directed that an inventory of government property be taken.”

The Governor wished the affected political appointees the very best in their future endeavours.