NASARAWA GOVT SACKS 25 PERMANENT SECCRETARIES

By NBF News
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Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State yesterday sacked 25 out of 33 permanent secretaries he inherited from former Governor Aliyu Akwe Doma.

A press statement signed by the state Head of Civil Service, Dr. Amos Akawu listed the affected permanent secretaries, stating that they were the eight retained thatwould be inaugurated by GovernorĀ  Al-makura at a later date.

Daily Sun investigations revealed that most of the permanent secretaries appointed were those who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of GovernorĀ  Al-makura during the last April polls. They were before the new appoitment either directors or deputy directors in their various ministries and parastatals.

It also gathered that the removal of permanent secretaries inherited from Governor Aliyu Akwe Doma would not be unconnected with the fact that Governor Al-makura wanted to have his own structure at the civil service levels, hence, the need to sack those he inherited from the former governor, whom he believed theirĀ  stay in the new government would become a stumbling block to him.

The governor had already accused some of them of conniving with the past administration to syphone public funds. Despite the state's meager resources with poor internally generated revenue based and the position of the state in the revenue accrued to the state by the Federal Government.