Bago sacks political appointees in Niger 

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Governor Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger state has ordered the immediate termination of the appointment of all political appointees.

The order was contained in a statement issued in Minna on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, SSG Office, Aishatu T. Usman. 

The governor  listed those affected by the termination order to include, Directors General, Coordinators, Project Managers, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Political Assistants, Ward Ambassadors and Personal Assistants to Political Appointees. 

According to the Permanent Secretary, “Statutory Commissions and Niger State and Local Government Pension Boards are exempted from the termination, adding that they should continue to hold office as stipulated by relevant laws governing their appointments.”

 The statement ordered the political appointees to hand over the affairs of their offices to the Permanent Secretary or most senior officer in their respective agencies.