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Sule: many appointees worked against me

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has hinted that most of his appointees worked against him in the last election.


He stated this when he dissolved the State Executive Council (SEC) during an expanded executive council meeting. Only the Secretary to the State Government, Aliyu Ubandoma, remains in office.


The governor also thanked all his appointees for serving under his administration and for helping the government achieve what it has so far achieved.


He said: “The last time we had this kind of meeting was just before the elections, when we asked for your support to do everything you could to help us achieve success at the elections. I have seen and heard that a lot of you worked for our success, while some worked for us to lose the elections.


“At the end of the day, with God on your side, nothing is impossible. At the end of the day, we are all successful because we won the elections”


Sule however promised to work again with appointees ‘who have proven to be loyal, truthful and dedicated’


About 26 commissioners, 32 special advisers, 69 Senior Special Assistants, 53 Special Assistants, and 64 personal assistants were dissolved.


Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC) with immediate effect.


Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Kashim, announced the dissolution while briefing reporters at the valedictory session of the SEC yesterday.


Commissioners, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants, personal assistants, and other political appointees who had served in the last four years were dissolved.

But Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, and Principal Private Secretary will retain their position till the inauguration.


Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike also dissolved the SEC. He thanked the members for their service to the government and the state.


Wike, in a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, directed all the commissioners to hand over government property in their custody to the permanent secretaries or the most senior directors in their respective ministries.


He praised members of the cabinet for their sacrifices, commitment and dedication to service ‘which was responsible for the tremendous transformation the state experienced in the last eight years’.


He said: “Everybody is saying today that we have done well. No one person did well, everybody did well. The governor alone cannot be in charge of everywhere; he needs people who will work for him. All he does is to find out whether things are moving well or not.


“So, that I have done well is not about me. Those responsible for our state shining today are all of you who are seated here, who have worked from morning till night. I want to sincerely thank you for the support.”


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