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El-Rufai orders all political appointees to resign by April 30

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In preparation for his second tenure, Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed all political appointees in the state to resign by April 30, 2019.

In a statement by Samuel Aruwan, media aide to the governor, issued on Tuesday in Kaduna, El-Rufai also ordered that such appointees should forward the resignation letters with their handover notes to his Principal Private Secretary.

This, according to the Governor is to enable him to commence the selection of the team for his second term.

He also said the resignation has become necessary in order to give the Kaduna State Ministry of Finance adequate time to compute severance payments and reconcile any liabilities.

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However, certain political appointees were exempted from the directive. These include full-time Commissioners in the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission and Assembly Service Commission.

Others are the State Independent Electoral Commission, Peace Commission, Public Procurement Authority and Water Regulatory Authority.

Also exempted are the Commissioner of Finance, Principal Private Secretary, Accountant-General, Special Adviser Intergovernmental Relations, Managing Director, Kaduna Markets Development Company and Managing Director, Kaduna Investment and Finance Company.

Those affected by the directives are 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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