Niger gov fires predecessor’s appointees, dissolves commissions, boards

Niger State Governor, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago has dissolved all statutory commissions, boards, and parastatals and the termination of all political appointees appointed before May 29, 2023.

Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Abubakar Usman disclosed that Governor Umar Bago ordered the dissolution and termination of all appointments with immediate effect.

Alhaji Usman further explained that all categories of commissions, board and parastatals that are tenured or not tenured are affected by the dissolution and urged concerned officials to comply immediately with the directive.

While recognizing their positive contributions to the development of the state and the affairs of their office, the SSG directed those affected by the dissolution to hand over all government properties including official vehicles in their possession to the most senior director in their respective organizations.

Information Officer in the SSG’s Office, Lawal Tanko who signed a statement to that effect, disclosed that the Governor wished members of the dissolved commissions, boards and parastatals as well as all political appointees success in their future endeavors.

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