Masari sacks Commissioner, permanent secretaries, other


By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

THE Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has ordered the immediate termination of appointments of the Commissioner for Works and Housing, Tasi’u Dahiru Dandagoro, the Permanent Secretary, Sustainable Development, Fatima Ahmed, and her counterpart at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Aminu Waziri.

In a press statement on Monday, signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Muntari Lawal, the Gov also sacked the Chairman, Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Yusuf Barmo.

A source who doesn’t want his name on print, said Governor Masari’s action may not be unconnected with the just concluded presidential election where the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu was defeated.

“There is no doubt that government reviewed and is still reviewing roles of various persons that culminated in the party’s defeat in the state”, according to the source.

Though, not as it was contained in a statement by the SSG who said the action was not in any way but “in the move to make some strategic re-alignments.

“All the affected political/public office holders are directed to handover all government property in their possession to the reflective permanent secretaries or the most senior director as the case may be.”