Ahead of Friday’s inauguration, the Governor of Yobe state, Ibrahim Gaidam has dissolved the state executive council and then relieved all political office holders of their appointments, following a lengthy meeting held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
This disclosure was delivered by Alhaji Goni Fika, the immediate past commissioner for information on behalf of the governor at a news briefing in Damaturu.
According to him, those affected were the secretary to the state government, Alhaji Babagoni Machina, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants and heads of non-statutory boards and parastatals, Daily Trust reports.
The governor directed the out-going commissioners to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries.
During the SEC meeting, N360 million was approved for the construction of access roads and drainages at the Sani Daura Ahmed Housing Estate in Damaturu.
The council also directed the release of N160 million to the Ministry of Works in the state to complete the project.
If we recall, Gaidam was sworn into office on May 29, 2007, as the deputy governor of Yobe state on the All Nigeria Peoples Party platform, he became the governor on January 27, 2009, following the death of the state governor Mamman Bello Ali.