BREAKING: Manu Soro resigns as finance commissioner in Bauchi
Bauchi State Commissioner of Finance, Nura Manu Soro has resigned from office barely three months after he was appointed and sworn-in.
He was sworn-in alongside other commissioners on September 11.
Manu Soro made the announcement via his verified Facebook page. “I’ve resigned my position as Commissioner of Finance and member of the Bauchi State Executive Council. I’ll issue a press release on the situation later In Sha Allah,” the post read.
Though no reason was given for the development, feelers have it that it may not be unconnected with the minor cabinet reshuffle announced by the government which moved Manu Soro from the Finance Ministry to the that of Youth and Sports.
All efforts to get an official reaction from the government proved abortive as all those contacted to speak declined. Also, calls put through to his number was not successful.
It could be recalled that Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Muhammad approved a minor reshuffling and reconstitution of the State Executive Council by moving some of the commissioners.
According to a statement by Dr Ladan Salihu, the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Nura Manu Soro was moved from the ministry of finance to the ministry of youth and sports while Umar Adamu was moved from ministry of water resources to ministry of finance.
Also, Bar. Jadauna Tula Gwamis was moved from the ministry of cooperatives to ministry of water resources while Usman Muhammad Saleh was moved from the ministry of youth and sports to ministry of small and medium scale enterprises.
According to the Salihu, the reshuffling is with immediate effect.