Date: February 21, 2024 3:00 am
Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has dissolved all the elected Chairmen of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state and their Secretaries.
The dissolution of the chairmen followed the expiration of their tenure, which ended on Monday, February 5.
The governor directed the chairmen to hand over the mantle of leadership to the Directors of Personnel Management of their local government councils.
A statement by the media aide to the governor, Ahmed Idris, said the governor, while addressing the outgoing chairmen at Government House, Birnin Kebbi, on Monday, thanked them for the services rendered to their constituencies while applauding their efforts that they had done well.
“He insisted that there were laws governing the local government administration and it had become imperative for government to respect those laws and act as leaders.
“We need to do the needful so that later anything can follow. We did not intend to send anybody away, however, we will make sure that nobody is left behind.
He pleaded, “This is your government, therefore you need to support it to succeed, of course, there is the need for you to work assiduously to see that this government succeed,”
“Governor Idris promised to continue to deliver dividends of democracy to all parts of the state “in fulfilment of our campaign promises,” the statement read.
Responding on behalf of other local government chairmen, the Chairman, of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, in the state, Alhaji Aminu Sarkin-Fada appreciated the governor for his support which according to him helped them record successes.
“I believe without the support of His Excellency, we wouldn’t have achieved what we have achieved,” he insisted.
He listed the distribution of fertilisers free-of-charge to farmers as well as cash disbursement to empower people, saying that the gesture had made many people to now stand on their feet, “they became self-reliant due to the support and magnanimity of His Excellency.”