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Drama as Kogi gov. sacks all cabinet, reverses self

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja.

It was a drama, on Sunday,  when Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello,  dissolved his cabinet and less than 30 minute later reversed his decision. 

The governor, who arrived Lokoja, the state capital, from Abuja, was expected to dissolve his cabinet last Saturday. However, during Sunday’s meeting at Glass House Lokoja, the governor formerly sacked his 15 Commissioners and the 21 Local Government Administrators.

The governor had also directed that all affected officials are to submit the keys to their official vehicles to the Secretary to State Government, Dr. (Mrs.) Folashade Arike.

However, less than 30 minutes after the governor’s announcement, he  reversed his earlier decision to sack his cabinet and the 21 local government administrators.

Instead, he said all members would continue to work with him as he directed  that all status quo be maintained even as he announced the return to office of all commissioners and administrators.

The governor demanded better performance and better relationship between the appointees and the masses.

Meanwhile, Director-General, Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, in a chat with newsmen said, “The Governor has reversed himself on the direction on dissolution.”


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  1. Peter Okeke 11th March 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Our governors must be that powerful to sack their staff and reverse themselves within short space of time at the drop of the hat. It goes to show how unstable one’s position could be working with them. Could one say that it was borne out of thoughtless rashness and impulsiveness as a demonstration of double speak of governance? Let’s say that the police are in their control as security chiefs of their states one hopes that may not be inadvertent command to shoot political opponents, impulsively before asking questions. Will it be possible to reverse the position of such a man already bleeding and dead?

  2. Kabiyeze 12th March 2018 at 5:37 am

    This governor Bello again. He always leaps before he looks. This is the type of impositions we have in Nigeria as people’s elected governors. The other the same governor Bello apologised to Catholic bishops after abusing them and calling them leaders of impositionsTithes collecting churches whose collections have depleted as a result of Buharis probity and good good governance. This was when the bishops went to Buhari to tell him about the sufferings of the masses and the disappointment in his leadership style and the need to change. This Bello should learn to avoid exposure where he expose his stupidity on daily basis and denigrating the high status of governors erroneously hanged on bim

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