Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Wednesday dissolved the State Executive Council.

This was announced in a statement by Mr Jibril Ndace, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

Bello, however, retained the three newly-appointed commissioners in the ministries of tourism and culture; mineral resources and livestock and fishery.

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The governor directed all the permanent secretaries of the affected ministries to take charge until new appointments were made.

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The statement further said that the weekly executive council meetings had been suspended until a new cabinet would be put in place.

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Bello thanked the former members of his cabinet for their contributions, support and commitment to the actualisation of his Restoration Agenda and wished them success in their future endeavour. ( NAN)