GOVERNOR Muhammadu Abubakar of Jigawa State, on Wednesday, sacked the state Commissioner for Land, Housing and Urban Development, Alhaji Adamu Sarki Miga.
The governor also directed the state Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Ahamed Muhammed Babura, to oversee the affairs of the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development.
Confirming the removal of the commissioner, the Secretary to the Jigawa State Government (SSG), Alhaji Abdulkadir Fanini said, “yes, the state Commissioner for Land, Housing and Urban Development, has been relieved of his duty ”.
Fanini, who refused to disclose the former commissioner’s offence, said “the governor relieved him of his duty. The governor has the power to appoint and relieve anybody ”.
The SSG said “the commissioner was given the removal letter on August 4.”
Also speaking shortly after taking over the ministry’s affairs, Babura said “His excellency directed me to over see the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development and I will direct the affairs of the ministry”.
Miga, who served as a member of the state House of Assembly for four consecutive terms (1999-2015), under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defected the party to the All Progressive Congress (APC), after he was not given the ticket to re contest.