Kogi’s Yahaya Bello sacks political appointees

Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello
Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello.

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has sacked some of his political appointees barely two weeks after his re-election.

Those mostly affected by the sack are special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants, amongst others.

The governor, in a statement issued yesterday by Secretary to the State Government, Dr (Mrs) Ayoade Folashade Arike, directed all affected political office holders to hand over to the most senior civil servant in their ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

The statement however noted that some categories of political office holders were exempted from the directive “for now”.


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Amongst those exempted were commissioners, the Director-General, Government House Administration; direct aides of the governor; direct aides of the deputy governor; aides of the Chief of Staff, aides of the wife of the governor as well as those of the deputy governor’s wife.

The statement further stated that the Head of Service, Auditor-General for state and local governments, as well as chairmen and members of statutory commissions are not affected by the directive.

According to the statement, handing over process must be concluded today, December 3.

The statement added that handing over notes should be forwarded to the office of the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State in soft and hard copies.

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