Governor Ibrahim Gaidam

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, on Wednesday, dissolved the state executive council after a marathon meeting and relieved all political office holders of their appointments.

Alhaji Goni Fika, the immediate past Commissioner for Information, disclosed this on behalf of the governor at a news briefing in Damaturu.

He said the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Babagoni Machina, Special Advisers and Special Assistants, as well as chairmen and members of non-statutory boards and parastatal agencies were also relieved of their appointments.

Gaidam, however, commended the officers for their various contributions to the development of the state.

The out-going commissioners were directed to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries.

NAN reports that the state executive council had, before the dissolution, approved N360 million for the construction of 2.4-kilometre road and a 5.4-kilometre drain at the Sani Daura Ahmed Housing Estate in Damaturu.

The council also directed the release of N160 million to the state’s Ministry of Works for the execution of the projects.