Resignation rush hits Gov Tambuwal’s cabinet in Sokoto, as 13 members quit
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has accepted the resignation of his deputy and twelve other key portfolio holders in his administration.
A statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Muhammad Bello, revealed this on Wednesday.
The deputy governor, Hon. Manir Muhammad Dan Iya, was also the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs.
The remaining who resigned are those of the ministries of finance, environment, youths and sports, lands and housing; as well as careers and security: Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki, Hon. Sagir Bafarawa, Hon. Bashir Gorau, Hon. Aminu Bala Bodinga and Col. Garba Moyi (rtd) respectively.
Other commissioners who resigned their appointment are those of commerce, works, water resources, solid minerals and religious affairs: Hon. Bashir Gidado, Hon. Salihu Maidaji, Hon. Shuaibu Gwanda Gobir, Hon. Abubakar Maikudi Ahmad and Hon. Abdullahi Maigwandu.
Also resigned are the secretary to the state government (SSG), Mallam Sa’idu Umar and the chief of staff to the governor, Mukhtar Umar Magori.
The governor has already indicated his interest in contesting to be Nigeria’s president under the Peoples Democratic Party in 2023.
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