Gov Idris directs DPMs to take charge, as he dissolves LG council chairmen

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From El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

Governor Nasir Idris of kebbi state has directed the Directors of Personnel Management (DPMs) to take charge of the affairs of the 21 Local governments, after the dissolution of the council chairmen .

Recall that, the Governor has announced the dissolution of the 21 Local Government Councils today (Monday) shortly after he received them at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.

Governor Idris expressed his appreciation for the people and Government of Kebbi State for their invaluable contributions to their various localities and the entire Statee 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 Councils 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 Government Councils were also asked to leave office because most of them were politicians after retirement from civil service and were not employees of government.

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