Breaking: Gov Yahaya Bello Sacks Political Appointees, Exempts Commissioners

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello has relieved all his political appointees of their portfolios.

This was revealed in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Folashade Arike-Ayoade on Monday.

According to the statement, the governor directed all the political office holders to hand over to the most senior civil servant in their respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

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However, exempted from the directive include commissioners, Director-Generals (Government House Administration), direct aides of the governor, direct aides of the deputy governor, aides of the Chief of Staff, aides to the wife of the governor and those of the wife of the deputy governor.

Also exempted is the Head of Service, Auditor-General for state and local government and chairman and members of statutory commissions

“The handing over process must be concluded on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019,” part of the statement reads.

According to the statement, copies of the handing over notes should be forwarded to the office of the Secretary to the Government 9SSG) of Kogi State in soft and hard copies.

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“The government in the new directive appreciates the affected officials for their immense contributions to the development of the state,” the statement added.

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