Barely three months after the conclusion of the 2023 general elections, the Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission has relieved six traditional rulers of their appointments for allegedly dabbling into partisan politics.
Our Correspondent reports that the affected traditional rulers were from Bauchi and Katagum Emirates of the State. The Acting Permanent Secretary, Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission, Nasiru Ibrahim Dewu, disclosed this to journalists in statement on Thursday.
“The Local Government Service Commission has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers from Bauchi and Katagum Emirate Councils based on partisan politics, misconduct, illegal forest reserve encroachment and felling of trees, misappropriation of public funds and insubordination which is contrary to the civil service rules.
“The traditional rulers affected from Katagum Emirate include district head of Dubi, Aminu Muhammed Malami; district head of Azare, Bashir Kabir Umar; village Head of Tafiya, Umar Omar and village of head of Tarmasawa, Umar Bani. Those affected from Bauchi Emirate include village Head of Beni, Bello Sulaiman and village head of Badara, Yusuf Aliyu Badara,” the statement said.
Dewu added that the dismissed traditional rulers had been directed to hand over the affairs of their respective domains to their secretaries. He, therefore, asked the two Emirate Councils to appoint overseeing officers for the affected domains pending the appointment of substantive traditional rulers by the Commission.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the Bauchi Emirate Council, on the instruction of the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, dismissed elder statesman, Muhammadu Bello Kirfi, as Wazirin Bauchi in January this year.