The governor of Yobe state, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has relieved all political office holders in his cabinet of their appointments ahead of Friday’s inauguration.
This was disclosed by Alhaji Goni Fika, the immediate past commissioner for information who spoke to newsmen on May 27, Wednesday, after the last State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Damaturu.
According to him, those affected were the secretary to the state government, Alhaji Babagoni Machina, special advisers, senior special assistants, special assistants and heads of non-statutory boards and parastatals, Daily Trust reports.
The governor directed the out-going commissioners to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries.
Fika added that Governor Gaidam was grateful to his cabinet members for their support throughout his four-year tenure, adding that he did not find any of them wanting.
At the SEC meeting, N360 million was approved for the construction of access roads and drainages at the Sani Daura Ahmed Housing Estate in Damaturu.
The council also directed the release of N160 million to the Ministry of Works in the state to complete the project.
Gaidam was sworn into office on May 29, 2007, as the deputy governor of Yobe state on the All Nigeria Peoples Party platform. He was sworn in as governor on January 27, 2009 following the death of the state governor Mamman Bello Ali.
He won the 2011 governorship election in the state. In 2015, he contested again on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe after winning 16 of the 17 local councils in the state.