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Governor Nasir El-rufai has sacked three directors of the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency and two others from the Kaduna State Geographic Information Service for abusing the revised Millennium City layout.

The dismissal of the Directors was said to have been decided at the State Executive Council after its 17th meeting which held on May 9, 2016.

The affected directors are Charles Akau Ibrahim, Director of Urban Planning and Research; Adamu Aliyu Nuhu, Director, Development Control; and Philemon Mairabo.

The directors were said to have been indicted by an investigative committee which probed the role of some employees of the former Ministry of Land, Surveys and Country Planning (KASUPDA), and some traditional rulers in distorting the revised Millennium City layout.

“Sequel to your suspension from the service via letter No.PER/SEC.351/Vol.1/006, dated  May 31,2016; I am directed to convey to you the State Executive Council’s decision at its 17th meeting held on May 9, 2016, and to dismiss you from the service of the state government with immediate effect," the dismissal letter handed to the directors, and obtained by Punch, read.

“This is as per the report of the committee that investigated the role of some staff of the Ministry of Land and Surveys and Country Planning, KASUPDA, and traditional rulers in the revised Millennium City layout abuse TPO.833 which indicted you. You are further directed to hand over all government properties in your possession to the agency please.”

In the same vein, two employees of the Kaduna State Geographic Information (KADGIS), Mr. Jacob Makadas Kogi and Mr. Joshua Gambas were also suspended over the matter.

“Further to the Council’s decision on the report of the committee to investigate the roles played by you and traditional leaders in the abuse of the revised Millennium City layout (TPO.833), I wish to inform you that your appointment has been suspended with immediate effect and subsequently dismissed dismissal from the public service by the state Civil Service Commission. You are to hand over all government properties under your custody to the surveyor general, please,” the letter read.

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Three employees of the Local Government Service Commission, who were accused of defrauding pilgrims who paid for participation in the Hajj, were also laid off.

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