Yahaya cancels all govt appointments, contracts in Gombe State

By Umar Salam.

The newly sworn-in Governor of Gombe State, Inu Yahaya has annulled all appointments, contracts and allocations by the state and local government councils as from March 10, saying “it will no longer be business as usual.”

The governor who made the declaration in his inaugural address today, explained that the unlawful activities of the immediate past administration of Ibrahim Dankwambo warranted his action.

He further disclosed that measures will be taken to address the illegalities, and vowed to prosecute all perpetrators and illegal beneficiaries.

“There were illegalities perpetrated by the immediate past administration and we will take steps to address all illegalities. Perpetrators and illegal beneficiaries will be held to account.

“In the meantime, all appointments, contracts and allocations entered into by the state government and local government councils from March 10, 2019 are hereby suspended,” he said.

Yahaya criticized Dankwambo’s administration for not cooperating enough with the incoming government throughout the transition process.

The new governor appealed to civil servants to be more dedicated and professional in their duties, while promising to make workers’ welfare a priority of his administration.

He expressed gratitude to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for giving him the platform to run in the election, and thanked the people for their support and opportunity given to him to serve.

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