From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi
Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State on Monday dissolved the 21 Local Government Areas of the State as their two years tenure of office elapsed and bade them farewell and good luck in their future endeavors.
The Governor received who received the former Local Government Chairmen at the Council Chamber of Government House, Birnin Kebbi expressed his appreciation to the people and Government of Kebbi State for their invaluable contributions to their various localities and the entire State.
He also expressed delight with the performance of the former Chairmen and the progress recorded at their local government areas and ordered them to hand over the mantle of leadership to the Directors of Personnel Management, (DPM) of their councils with immediate effect.
The Governor also directed all Secretaries of the 21 Local Government Councils to vacate office immediately, pointing out that in accordance with the law governing local government tenure of elected officials, the period of being in office of the Chairmen expired this Monday.
Speaking with newsmen afterwards, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Garba Umar Dutsinmari, explained that Secretaries of the Local Government Councils were also asked to go because most of them were politicians after retirement from civil service and were not employees of government.
The Commissioner made it clear that the government would do the needful in ensuring that all the local government councils were operating in strict compliance with the law.