The Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, has sacked over 6,000 political appointees in the state to right the wrong of what he called 'lopsided appointment.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Dandij.
The statement reads: “following complaints by stakeholders that the majority of political appointments made by the state government are not only lopsided but don’t reflect the structure of the ruling party at state, local government and ward levels, Governor Isa Yuguda has approved a review of these appointments with immediate effect in order to pave way for the review.
“Director Generals, Senior Special Assistants, Senior Special Assistant II, Special Assistant and special assistant II are hereby disengaged with immediate effect.”
The statement however, said the appointees whose services are essential are not affected by the disengagement. They include those on essential services and political appointees attached to the governor and his deputy.
It said “fresh political appointments would be made shortly when the review is concluded”.