By Betty Earland, Bauchi
Governor Bala Mohammed, of Bauchi State, has directed the Chairmen of the 20 local government areas and their councilors to vacate office with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Mohammed Gidado, and made available to newsmen. It states the tenure of the elected chairmen and councilors expired in line with Section 2 (i) of the Local Government System Establishment and Administration of Local Government Councils Law of Bauchi State, 2013 as amended.
The governor also directed all administrative secretaries of the 20 local governments to exit their offices along with the legislative and executive arms.
“The tenure of the elected local Government Chairmen, Deputies, and Councilors expires on the 10th of October 2022.
“Consequent upon the above, His Excellency, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, CON, Fnipr, (Kauran Bauchi) the Executive Governor of Bauchi State has approved that the Chairmen, Deputies, Councilors, and Secretaries of the Twenty (20) Local Governments should step down and hand over the affairs of their offices to the Heads of Administration of their respective Local Government Councils,” the statement reads.