Less than one month to the end of his tenure, Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, on Monday sacked all political appointees in the state and dissolved the boards of state parastatals.
In a statement issued by Secretary to the State Government, Ndako Kpaki, and made available to journalists on Monday in Minna, Gov. Aliyu asked all categories of officers, who had not served up to two years, to return vehicles in their possession.
The statement added, “As part of measures to ensure smooth transition and proper handing-over to the new government in Niger State, 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 would be recalled that earlier in April, the governor had written to the State House of Assembly seeking its approval to sack political appointees in the state.