Nigeria: Bauchi Governor Dissolves Cabinet

10 June 2021

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has approved the immediate dissolution of members of the State Executive Council (SEC) and other political appointees.

The affected political appointees included the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff (COS), Government House, and all Special Advisers except the Special Adviser on Security, Special Adviser on National and State Assembly Liaison, Special Adviser on Social Investment and Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

This dissolution was contained in a statement signed by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the state governor, Mukhtar Gidado, which was made available to journalists yesterday in Bauchi.

According to the governor, "All commissioners are to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, while the SSG, the Chief of Staff, Government House, and other affected Special Advisers are to hand over to the most senior permanent secretary in the Government House, who is equally directed to take inventory of government property.

Mohammed, while thanking the affected political appointees for their meritorious service to the state, wished them the best in their future endeavours.

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