Bauchi govt dismisses 6 traditional rulers over alleged involvement in partisan politics

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By Timi Owolabi

The Local Government Service Commission in Bauchi State has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers in Bauchi and Katagum emirate councils for their alleged involvement in partisan politics.

Their dismissal is contained in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST by the acting Permanent Secretary of the local government service commission, Nasiru Ibrahim Dewu, on behalf of the Chairman.

The statement added that the traditional rulers were also guilty of misconduct, illegal forest reserve encroachment, felling of trees, misappropriation of public funds, and insubordination contrary to the public service rules.

The dismissed rulers were identified as Alhaji Aminu Muhammad Malami, District Head of Udubo; Alhaji Bashir Kabir Umar, District Head of Azare; Umar Omar, the Village Head of Gadiya; and Umar Bani, the Village Head of Tarmasawa all in Katagum emirate council.

Also dismissed from the Bauchi emirate council are Bello Suleman, the Village Head of Beni; and Alhaji Yusuf Aliyu Badara, the Village Head of Badara.

The statement, therefore, directed the affected traditional rulers to hand over to their secretaries.

It directed the emirate councils to appoint overseeing officers pending the appointment of substantive officers by the commission.

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