Six Bauchi Monarchs Sacked for Engaging in Partisan Politics

Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission has sacked six traditional rulers for allegedly participating in partisan politics. 

The affected traditional rulers were from Bauchi and Katagum Emirates Councils. In addition, the list includes two district heads from Katagum Emirate. 

The Acting Permanent Secretary for the commission, Nasiru Ibrahim Dewu, disclosed this to reporters in a statement on Thursday. 

“The Local Government Service Commission has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers from Bauchi and Katagum Emirate Councils based on partisan politics, Misconduct, illegal forest reserve encroachment and felling of trees, misappropriation of public funds and insubordination which is contrary to the civil service rules.

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“The traditional rulers affected from Katagum Emirate include district head of Dubi Aminu Muhammed Malami; district head of Azare, Bashir Kabir Umar; village Head of Tafiya, Umar Omar and village of head of Tarmasawa, Umar Bani. 

“Those affected from Bauchi Emirate include village Head of Beni, Bello Sulaiman and village head of Badara, Yusuf Aliyu Badara,” the statement read in parts.

Dewu said the dismissed traditional rulers should hand over the affairs of their respective domains to their secretaries. 

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He said the emirates councils should appoint overseeing officers pending the appointment of substantive officers by the commission.

WikkiTimes had reported how elder statesman, Muhammadu Bello Kirfi was stripped of his traditional title for allegedly working against the relecteion of Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor.

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