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Mohammed dissolves cabinet



Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has dissolved the state Executive Council, terminating the appointment of all political officeholders in the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr Ibrahim Kashim, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Bauchi shortly after the state Executive Council meeting.

Kashim said that the action was inline with the provision of the constitution, adding that the governor would constitute another council after his swearing-in on May 29.

“As you are aware, the inauguration of his excellency for the second term comes up on Monday 29 at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium.

“From a valedictory session of the council meeting today which was supposed to be the last under this first term administration as it draws the curtain of the council.

“The council was dissolved, meaning that all the political appointees, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Advisers, Chairmen of Boards and board members of all agencies and companies have been dissolved,” he said.

Kashim said that during the meeting, the governor thanked every member of the council for his dedication leading to the success of the administration.

“On the part of the members, they all individually thanked the governor for the opportunity given to them to contribute their quota towards the development of the state.

“They also pledged their loyalty and allegiance to him whether they found themselves in or outside the government to be sworn in on May 29,” he said.

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Olaide Ayinde

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