Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed all political office holders to hand over to the most senior civil servant in their ministry, department and agency (MDA).
The statement signed and issued on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Folashade Arike Ayoade notes that the following categories are exempted from the directive for now;
“All honourable commissioners, Director-General (Government House Administration)
“Direct Aides of the Governor
Direct aides of the Deputy Governor
Aides of the Chief of Staff
Aides of Her Excellency, the Wife of the Governor and the aides of her Excellency, the Wife of the Deputy Governor.”
The statement further stated that the “Head of Service, Auditor-General for state and Local Government and Chairman and Members of statutory Commissions are not affected by the above directive.
“The handing over process MUST be concluded on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019.
“Copies of the handing over notes should be forwarded to the office of the Secretary to the Government of Kogi State in soft and hard copies.
“The Government of the New Direction appreciates the affected officials for their immense contributions to the development of the state.” the statement added.