Niger gov sacks political appointees dissolves commissions, others
The Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Umar Bago, has relieved all political officeholders in the state of their duties.
The appointees whose appointments are terminated are those appointed before May 29, 2023.
The state government announced the development in a statement in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abubakar Usman on Monday.
According to the statement, Governor Bago ordered the dissolution and termination of the appointments with immediate effect.
The governor also dissolved all statutory Commissions, Boards, and Parastatals in the state.
The SSG further explained that Commissions, Boards, and Parastatals that are tenured or not tenured are also affected by the dissolution and urged concerned officials to comply immediately with the directive.
While recognizing their positive contributions to the development of the State and the affairs of their office, the SSG directed those affected by the dissolution to hand over all Government properties including official vehicles in their possession to the most senior directors in their respective organizations.
The governor wished the affected members of the dissolved Commissions, Boards, Parastatals, and Political Appointees success in their future endeavors.
The governor had on July 3 dissolved the state electoral commission.
In a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Abubakar Usman, Governor Umaru Bago ordered the dissolution of the state’s electoral body with effect from May 29, 2023.
According to the SSG, “Members of the Commission have directed to hand over all properties of the State Government in their possessions to the most senior Director in the Commission with immediate effect”.
The Niger State House of Assembly had, on September 27, 2022, sacked the chairman of NSIEC, Baba Aminu, over alleged misconduct.