Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Thursday approved the immediate dissolution of the 23 local government caretaker committees in the state.

Similarly, all the secretaries of the councils were relieved of their appointments.

This is contained in a statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Sokoto.

The statement said Directors of Personnel Management in the councils were directed to take over the leadership of their local governments.

Meanwhile, Gov. Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Prof. Bashir Garba as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

Until his new appointment, Bashir was the Rector of the state polytechnic.

Born on June 6, 1966 in Minanata area of Sokoto, Garba holds a Ph.D in Applied Chemistry, Msc in Applied Organic Chemistry, PGD in Management and Bsc in Applied Chemistry.

He attended Magajin Rafi Primary School, Sokoto, from 1973 to 1979; Government Secondary Technical School, Talata Mafara, from 1979 to 1984; Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto and University of Jos.

The new SSG served as the Director of Sokoto Energy Research Centre of the Usmanu Danfodio University between 1999 and 2005.

Meanwhile, Gov. Tambuwal has appointed Alhaji Abdullahi Danko as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Public Affairs, and Hajiya Aisha Musa Maina as SSA on New Media.

Danko, was a former Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Sokoto State council.

Until his appointment, he was the Director of News in Rima Radio, Sokoto.

Hajiya Aisha is the current State Chairperson of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Sokoto State Chapter.


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