SAN FRANCISCO, February 08, (THEWILL) – Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has dissolved his cabinet and fired all Commissioners in the state.
The decision of Lalong was contained in a statement issued in the early hours of Thursday and signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs in Government Affairs, Samuel Nanle.
The Governor expressed his gratitude to the Commissioners but directed them to hand over to Permanent Secretaries in their respective Ministries.
“The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has dissolved the State Executive Cabinet with effect from the 8th of February 2018,” the statement read.
“The Governor expresses his sincere appreciation to the Honourable Commissioners for their selfless service and immense contributions in delivering to the people of Plateau State, the dividends of democracy and in engendering hope in the All Progress Congress-led administration in the State.
“The Executive Governor while wishing the Commissioners the best in their future endeavours assures them that as stakeholders in the Plateau Project, their wealth of experience would continuously be relied upon in building the Plateau of our dream.
“He, therefore, calls on them not to relent in availing their services when called upon in the future to serve the State. The Honourable Commissioners are to hand over to Permanent Secretaries in their respective Ministries.”
Meanwhile, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has fired the Commissioner for health, Dr Nicholas Azinge and the Commissioner of Arts and Culture, Dr Dan Okenyi.
The Governor has already sent the name of Dr Mordi Ononye to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation perhaps to replace Dr Nicholas Azinge as Commissioner for health.
Four other Commissioners were reshuffled in a minor cabinet reshuffle by Okowa.