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Abubakar appoints new SSG, Emir of Misau


Gov. Mohammed Abubakar

Gov. Mohammed Abubakar

GOVERNOR Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Bello Illelah as the new Secretary to the State Government.

A statement issued in Bauchi by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Malam Abdu Aliyu, said until his recent appointment, Illelah was the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Civil Service Matters.

He had in the past held various positions, including that of Permanent Secretary, Head of Civil Service, as well as Resident Electoral Commissioner, among others.

Ilelah succeeds the out-going SSG, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, who was appointed the 11th Emir of Misau.

In another development, the out-going SSG, Suleiman, has emerged the new Emir of Misau in the state.

In a statement also issued by the Permanent Secretary in charge of Political Affairs, Government House, Bauchi, Malam Hashimu Yakubu, said: “Following the death of the 10th Emir of Misau, Alhaji Muhammadu Manga III on Monday, August 17, 2015, and pursuant to the powers conferred on him by Section 3 (i) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law, His Excellency, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman as the 11th Emir of Misau,” said the statement.

Suleiman, a member of the National Institute (mni) who held the position of Secretary to Bauchi State Government twice, was born on April 1, 1950, and had held other various positions in the past.

Some of them include Principal Private Secretary to Bauchi State Governor (1980-1983) and Permanent Secretary in charge of various ministries and agencies (1984 -1996).

He was appointed Secretary to the State Government and Head of Service (1996-1999), after which he retired from the service.

On July 3, 2015, he was appointed Secretary to the State Government for the second time, a position he held until his emergence as the 11th Emir of Misau.

Meanwhile, some youths yesterday burnt part of the Emir’s house, including cars and valuables protesting the appointment of the new Emir of Misau.

While the youths burnt part of the emir house including cars and valuables.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi Command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident yesterday, told journalists that a combined security forces, comprising the police, Army and other sister services had dispersed the hoodlums and restored normalcy in the affected areas.

He said nine suspects had been arrested for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances and mischief.

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