17 April 2019

Nigeria: El-Rufai Sacks Political Appointees

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Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna — The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has directed all political appointees to submit letters of resignation by April 30, 2019.

Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna.

He said the governor would exercise his constitutional prerogative to decide on re-appointments, while giving the Kaduna State Ministry of Finance adequate time to compute severance payments and reconcile any liabilities.

The governor thanked all political appointees for their contributions and service to the state during his first-term.

The statement said each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the agency to which he or she had been appointed.

According to the statement, all resignation letters should be properly addressed to the Principal Private Secretary.

The statement reads: "As he constitutes the team that will assist him in his second-term, the governor said he expects the process to be enriched by the handover notes from the political appointees, and the report of the Transition Committee headed by the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe.

"The following appointees are expected to comply with the directive:

"All commissioners in the State Executive Council; all permanent secretaries, special advisers, directors-general, executive secretaries, managing directors, general managers and other heads of agencies, senior special assistants, special assistants and technical assistants to the governor, other than the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows".

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