Bauchi government sacks 6 traditional rulers over partisan politics, others

By Mohammed Lawal

The Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission has relieved six traditional rulers of their appointments for allegedly dabbling into partisan politics.

Our correspondent reports that the affected traditional rulers were from Bauchi and Katagum Emirates of the state.

The acting permanent secretary in the Commission, Nasiru Ibrahim Dewu, disclosed this to journalists in a statement issued Thursday.

Dewu said the dismissed traditional rulers had been directed to hand over the affairs of their respective domains to their secretaries and asked the two Emirate Councils to appoint overseeing officers for the affected domains pending the appointment of substantive traditional rulers by the Commission.

“The Local Government Service Commission has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers from Bauchi and Katagum Emirate Councils based on partisan politics, misconduct, illegal forest reserve encroachment and felling of trees, misappropriation of public funds and insubordination which is contrary to the civil service rules.

“The traditional rulers affected from Katagum Emirate include district head of Dubi, Aminu Muhammed Malami; district head of Azare, Bashir Kabir Umar; village Head of Tafiya, Umar Omar, and the village of head of Tarmasawa, Umar Bani.

“Those affected from the Bauchi Emirate include village Head of Beni, Bello Sulaiman and the village head of Badara, Yusuf Aliyu Badara,” the statement read in part.