Kebbi Governor Idris dissolves 21 LG chairmen, directors of personnel take charge
By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi
Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State has dissolved the twenty one local government councils on Monday shortly after receiving them at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.
The Governor ordered the outgoing chairmen to hand over the mantle of leadership to the Directors of Personnel Management, (DPM), of their councils with immediate effect.
Governor Idris expressed his appreciation for the people and Government of Kebbi State for their invaluable contributions to their various localities and the entire State and commended the performance of the outgoing chairmen and the progress recorded in their local government areas
While also directing all secretaries of the 21 local government to vacate their offices immediately, Governor Idris said the order was sequel to the expiration of their tenure as elected local government chairmen and secretaries this Monday.
In a meeting with the outgoing chairmen, Governor Idris, made it clear that in accordance with the law governing local government tenure of elected officials, the period of being in office of the outgoing chairmen expired this Monday.
Speaking with newsmen afterwards, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Garba Umar Dutsinmari, explained that secretaries of the local governments were also asked to leave office because most of them were politicians after retirement from civil service and were not employees of government.