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Shakeup in FCTA as Minister drops Mandate Secretaries

There was a shakeup in the FCT Administration yesterday following the immediate dropping of some Mandate Secretaries by the FCT Minister and the order to hand over to their predecessors today, Wednesday.
The news broke yesterday following a directive that the affected Mandate Secretaries should hand over to the new appointed ones.
It would be recalled that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello last month directed that Secretaries that had political ambition to resign and face their ambition. Since then none of them resigned while still jostling for politics.
So far, Dr. Bala Liman, Senior Special Assistance to the FCT Minister on Finance and Economic Matters and former Commissioner for Finance, Niger State is taking over from Sen. Isa Maina as Education Secretary; Dr. Aminu Mai, General Manager, Hospitals Management Board takes over from Barr. Amanda Pam as Health Secretary. Pam indicated interest in politics early and made it known. She aspired for AMAC chairmanship in 2015.
Bashir Mohammed, Director, Muslims Pilgrims Board will take over the Social Development Secretariat, (SDS) in place of Alh. Ladi Alhassan who has since resigned to face his political ambition in Kwara State.
At the time of going to press, details was scanty; it was not clear who would take over from Comrade Kayode Opeifa, hitherto Transportation Secretary.
However, Stanley Nzekwe, Secretary of Agric and Rural Development Secretariat, Abubakar Bappa of Area Councils Services Secretariat, Umar Shuaibu of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC have no political ambition, at press time it was not clear if they will be replaced too.
Some Special Assistants who have political ambition were also said to be dropped.

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