By Sulaiman Achema, Lokoja
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has directed no fewer than 37 permanent secretaries and some unspecified number of Directors of Finance and Accounts in the stateâ€™s civil to proceed on compulsory leave.
This is coming just as he also announced the sack of the stateâ€™s Accountant-General and some top management staff of the local governments across the state.
The news is contained in a statement issuedÂ MondayÂ in Lokoja, the state capital by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo.
In the statement made available to BLACKFACEÂ on Monday, Famwo stated that “I wish to confirm that His Excellency, Alh. Yahaya Bello has directed that all Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Administration are to go on compulsory leave with immediate effect.â€
He added that “The only exemption category are people on acting capacity and the Permanent Secretary, Government House.
Â “Also, the Accountant General has been relieved of his position while the second in command will also proceed on the compulsory 30 days leave.
Â “At the Local Government level, the DLGs, Treasurers, Education Secretaries and cashiers are also to proceed on compulsory leave. The decision is geared towards ensuring a more efficient and productive civil service. The directive takes effect fromÂ tomorrow.â€