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Yahaya Bello Kogi governor sacks Permanent Secretaries, LG Directors, others

Bello also sacked all Education Secretaries, Cashiers and Treasurers in the local government areas with immediate effect.

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Yahaya Bello, Kogi Governor

Newly sworn-in Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has sacked all Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Administration and Finance and all the Directors of Local Governments in the 21 council areas of the state.

Bello also sacked all Education Secretaries, Cashiers and Treasurers in the local government areas with immediate effect.

News of the mass sack was delivered by the Head of service, Dr Moses Atakpa during a meeting with the affected senior officials while other staff learned of their dismissal through a media statement.

“I wish to confirm that Governor Yahaya Bello has directed that all Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Administration are to go on compulsory leave with immediate effect,” Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo said via a statement.

“The exemptions in this category are people in acting capacity and the Permanent Secretary, Government House. Also, the Accountant General has been relieved of his position while the second in command will also proceed on compulsory 30 days leave.”

“At the local government level, the DLGs, treasurers, cashiers and Education Secretaries are to proceed on compulsory leave. The decision is geared towards ensuring a more efficient and productive civil service," he added.

Bello was sworn in on January 27, 2016.

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