Bauchi State Government through the Local Government Service Commission has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers for “involvement in partisan politics and other misconduct”.
The affected monarchs are from Bauchi and Katagum Emirate Councils.
The dismissals is contained in a statement signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary Nasiru Ibrahim in the Local Government Service Commission on behalf of the Chairman of the Commission and made available to newsmen in Bauchi.
The statement reads, “The Local Government Service Commission has approved the dismissal of six traditional rulers in Bauchi and Katagum emirate. This followed their involvement in partisan politics, misconduct, illegal forest reserve encroachment and felling of trees, misappropriation of public funds and insubordination which is contrary to the public service rules.
“Those affected according to the statement include, Alhaji Aminu Muhammad Malami ,District Head of Udubo, Alhaji Bashir Kabir Umar District Head of Azare, Umar Omar, Village Head of Gadiya, and Umar Bani Village Head of Tarmasawa all in Katagum emirate council.
“While those dismissed from Bauchi emirate council are Bello Suleman, Village head of Beni and Alhaji Yusuf Aliyu Badara, Village Head of Badara.”
The statement therefore directed the affected traditional rulers to hand over to their secretaries and the emirate councils to appoint overseeing officers pending the appointment of substantive officers by the commission.