Cabinet reshuffle: Gov. Yahaya drops 3 commissioners, reassigns others

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Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has relieved three commissioners in the state of the appointments, nominated their replacements and reassigned portfolios to some others.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Gombe on Monday by the state’s Director-General, Press Affairs, Ismaila Uba-Misilli.

According to Njodi, the cabinet reshuffle was in line with the governor’s bid to further consolidate on the operations of government.

The three commissioners relieved of their duties are: Alhassan Kwami, Information and Culture; Dr. Ahmed Gana, Health; and Mela Nunghe, Special Duties.

He said the commissioners were expected to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective Permanent Secretaries as the termination of their appointments was with immediate effect.

The SSG said Messrs Christopher Maisheru, Abdullahi Kwami and Abubakar Musa had been nominated to serve as commissioners, pending their confirmation by the State House of Assembly.

He further stated that following the minor cabinet reshuffle, Mohammed Adamu had been moved from Ministr of Lands and Survey to Ministry of Rural, Community Development and Cooperatives.

Dr Habu Dahiru was moved from Ministry of Education to Ministry of Health, while Usman Biri was reassigned from Ministry of Rural, Community Development and Cooperatives to Ministry of Lands and Survey.

Mr Julius Ishaya was moved from Ministry of Youth Development to Ministry of Information and Culture as Dauda Zambuk, former Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation is now Commissioner for Education.

Adamu Kupto, former Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, is now Commissioner for Internal Security and Ethical Orientation.

Njodi said the governor had thanked the outgoing commissioners for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours while congratulating the new nominees.

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