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Bello fires 15 commissioners

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Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Wednesday made a partial dissolution of the State Executive Council, relieving 15 out of the 18 commissioners of their appointments.

The governor announced the decision after the Weekly Executive Council Meeting in Minna, through a statement by his spokesman, Jibrin Ndace.

Mr Bello however retained the three recently appointed commissioners in the Ministries of Tourism and Culture; Mineral Resources and Livestock and Fishery .

The governor also directed all the Permanent Secretaries of the affected ministries to take charge until new appointments are made.

The statement further said that the weekly executive council meetings have been suspended until a new cabinet is put in place.

The Governor then thanked the former members of his cabinet for their contributions, support and commitment to the actualization of his restoration agenda and wish them success in their future endeavor.

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