Cecilia Onah, Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has dissolved his cabinet, as well as all other political appointees with exception of the Secretary to the State Government, Muhammad Aliyu.
The governor announced the dissolution during an expanded executive council meeting, at the Government House, Lafia on Thursday after a valedictory session was earlier held with the political appointees.
Sule thanked the appointees for serving under his administration and for helping the government achieve what it has so far achieved.
He said, “Let me first and foremost sincerely thank everyone of you for being able to turn out for this meeting even with the short notice and inconvenience of changing the schedule of the meeting.
“Secondly, the last time we had this kind of meeting was just before the elections. I have seen, I have heard a lot of you that have worked like there is no tomorrow in order for us to be successful at the election.
“I have also seen and also heard some who have worked like there is no tomorrow for us to lose the election.
“At the end of the day, as we say in the Dangote family, with God on your side, nothing is impossible. At the end of the day we are all successful because we won the election.
“So, I want to thank those of you specifically who have worked round the clock and did not listen to any side comments but your loyalty to God Almighty and your loyalty by the oath you have taken to be able to deliver us.”
The Governor listed some of the achievements recorded by his administration to include Nasarawa Technology Village project which is almost completed; establishment of the Nasarawa Transport Company; the Agricultural Commodity Company; the Ugya Mining Company, the State Investment And Development Agency, among others.
In a vote of thanks on behalf of the former appointees, the immediate past Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Abdulkareem Kana, thanked the Governor for finding them worthy to serve under his administration.
“We want to appreciate you, our dear governor for sacrificing your comfort to come and serve the people of Nasarawa State. It is our prayer that God Almighty will be with you and always direct you in the right path as you prepare to be inaugurated for another term in office,” he said.
Earlier, in an opening remark, the Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Muhammad Aliyu, gave a run down of the entire political appointees structure since the inception of the administration to include 26 commissioners, 32 Special Advisers, 69 Senior Special Assistants, 53 Special Assistants and 64 Personal Assistants.