Bala Muhammed Orders 20 Council Chairmen, Councillors To Vacate office
The affected officials had been directed to hand over the affairs of their offices to the Heads of Administration
The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed on Saturday, directed the 20 local government council chairmen, their deputies, councilors and secretaries to step down.
This is contained in a statement by the spokesman for the governor, Mukhtar Gidado, in Bauchi on Saturday.
According to Mr Gidado, the directive is sequel to the fact that the tenure of the elected council officials expires on October 10, 2022.
He said the affected officials had been directed to hand over the affairs of their offices to the Heads of Administration of the respective councils on Tuesday, October 11, pending conduct of fresh elections or constitution of caretaker committees.
The governor’s aide said the move was in under Section 2 (i) of the Local Government System Establishment and Administration of Local Government Councils Law of Bauchi State 2013, as amended.
“His Excellency, the governor thanked the outgoing chairmen, deputy chairmen, councillors, and secretaries for the services rendered to the state and wished them success in their future endeavours,” the statement said.