In an effort to ensure a smooth transition, the Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Monday, sacked all political appointees and dissolved State boards.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. NdakoIdrisKpaki, and made available to journalists, Aliyu asked all categories of officers who have not served up to two years to return vehicles in their possession.
The statement reads in part: “As part of measures to ensure smooth transition and proper handing-over to the new government in Niger State, Gov. Aliyu has approved the dissolution of State Boards and termination of political appointments with effect from May 1, 2015.
“Where a political appointee is the Head of the Establishment, he is to hand over to the most senior Civil Servant in the rank in the establishment.
“You must also be informed that, category of officers entitled to severance gratuity who have vehicle loans and have not served up to two years minimum to qualify for the severance are to return such vehicles and any operational vehicles in your care to the Transport Officer for proper documentation.”
The governor further instructed that any other officer assigned operational vehicles must return such vehicles immediately and ensure due clearance.
It should be noted that the governor had earlier in April written to the State House of Assembly for an approval to sack political appointees in the state.