The government of Bauchi State led by Governor Bala Mohammed has sacked at least six traditional rulers over their political affiliation, among other misconducts.
Their dismissals order is contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Bauchi on Friday (today) by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Local Government Service Commission, Nasiru Ibrahim, on behalf of the Chairman of the Commission.
The statement reads, “The Local Government Service Commission has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers in Bauchi and Katagum emirate. This followed their involvement in partisan politics, misconduct, illegal forest reserve encroachment and felling of trees, misappropriation of public funds, and insubordination which is contrary to the public service rules.
“While those dismissed from Bauchi emirate council are Bello Suleman, Village head of Beni, and Alhaji Yusuf Aliyu Badara, Village Head of Badara.”
The government also directed the affected traditional rulers to hand over to their secretaries and the emirate councils to appoint overseeing officers pending the appointment of substantive officers by the commission.