Newly sworn-in governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has made a massive sweep of the parastatals and local governments in the state by embarking on a massive sack of officials in those areas.
Bello sacked all Permanent Secretaries, Head of Administration and Finance, DAF, and all Directors of Local Governments in the 21 council areas with immediate effects.
Others relieved of their duties are all Education Secretaries, Cashiers and Treasurer in the 21 local government areas of the state.
Head of service, Dr. Moses Atakpa conveyed the sack messages to the Permanent Secretaries and Directors during an emergency meeting, while the Cashiers, Treasurers and Education Secretaries learned of their sacks through media announcements.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement in Lokoja also said the state Accountant General was sacked.
According to him, “Governor Yahaya Bello has directed that all Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Administration are to go on compulsory leave with immediate effect. 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 said.
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