Bello Sacks Perm Secs, Accountant-General, Others

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Monday, terminated the appointment of all Permanent Secretaries, Head of Administration and Finance, DAF, and all the Directors of Local Governments in the 21 council areas.

Also relieved of their duties were all Education Secretaries, Cashiers and Treasurer in the 21 local government areas of the state.

The Head of service, Dr. Moses Atakpa who conveyed the sack messages to the Permanent Secretaries and Directors during an emergency meeting said that the sack was with immediate effect.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement in Lokoja said “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.

“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.”