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BAUCHI: Govt sacks six traditional rulers

SIX traditional leaders were dismissed by the Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission for allegedly engaging in partisan politics.

The traditional rulers in question are from Bauchi and the Katagum Emirates of the State.

The acting permanent secretary of the Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission, Nasiru Dewu, revealed this in a statement today.

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

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

The Traditional leaders who have been dismissed were instructed to delegate management of their various areas to their secretaries.

Dewu stated that the two Emirate Councils had been instructed to select supervisory officials for the impacted domains while the Commission appointed substantive traditional rulers.

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