Jigawa govt sacks commissioner

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.