Badaru, Buni, Zulum dissolve cabinets in Jigawa, Yobe, Borno
Ahead of today’s inauguration of new administrations across the federation, Governor Badaru of jigawa State has dissolved his cabinet and commissioned projects worth millions of naira.
The decision paves way for fresh leadership, as governor-elect and immediate past deputy governor, Umar Namadi, assumes office.
The new chief executive thanked his boss for the trust reposed in him, assuring the people of his commitment to build on achievements of the outgoing administration.
“I am honoured to have been elected as the next governor of Jigawa State. I will build on the foundation laid by Governor Badaru Abubakar and work tirelessly to fulfil the aspirations of our people,” he promised.
Both politicians have pledged to collaborate closely to guarantee a seamless transition and uninterrupted governance.
In Yobe State, Governor Mai Mala Buni, at the weekend, dissolved his 20-member State Executive Council (SEC) and relieved all political appointees of their duties.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Baba Wali, directed the affected officials to hand over to the Permanent Secretary, Administration.
Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, disclosed in Damaturu, that the Chief of Staff to the Governor has been directed to handover to the most senior officer in Government House.
He said permanent secretaries are ordered to oversee affairs of their ministries.
Mohammed added that the former SSG, who is chairman of the inauguration committee and other members are to continue with their job pending Buni’s inauguration and his deputy, Idi Gubana, for a second and final term in office.
The governor, therefore, commended the erstwhile commissioners and political appointees for serving the state creditably.
He also wished them success in their future endeavours.However, seven Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) were appointed to prevent vacuum in governance.
They consist of Dr. Muhammed Sani (Education); Dr. Garba Iliya (Humanitarian Affairs); Sale Samanja (Legal Matters) and retired Gen. Abdulsalam Dahiru (Security).
Others are: Dr. Mohammed Gana (Health); Aji Yerima Bularafa (Political Affairs) and Abdullahi Bego (Ministry of Wealth Creation, Empowerment and Employment Generation).
Also at the weekend, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State dissolved a 22-member State Executive Council (SEC) with immediate effect.
Other dissolutions announced at the valedictory session in Maiduguri included political appointees, comprising Special Advisers (SAs); Senior Special Assistants (SSAs); Special Assistants (SAs), as well as chairmen and members of boards and parastatals.
He said chairmen and members of statutory boards, commissions and parastatals are not affected by the decision.
The governor clarified that the tenure of Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Usman Jidda Shuwa, subsists till today.
He, consequently, urged the disengaged commissioners to hand over to their respective permanent secretaries.