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New Adamawa Leadership Sacks Political Appointees

Channels Television  
Updated July 16, 2014
Umaru Fintiri
Umaru Fintiri promised to resolve issues of outstanding salaries during his first speech as the Acting Governor

All political appointees in Adamawa State including commissioners, special adviser, principal special assistants and special assistants have been relieved of their appointments. 

This is coming a day after the State House of Assembly impeached the governor, Admiral Murtala Nyako on allegations of financial impropriety against him and his deputy.

A statement signed by the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, Proffesor Abdullahi Liman Tukur, said that all the appointees were directed to hand over all government properties in their custody to the various permanent secretaries.

The statement further directed all permanent secretaries to take full charge of all government assets in their respective ministries.

After the impeachment of the governor, the speaker of the House of Assembly, Umaru Fintiri, was sworn-in as the Acting Governor while the deputy speaker took over as the Speaker of the Assembly.

In a speech after his swearing in, the acting governor promised to pay civil servants their outstanding two months salaries.

One of Fintiri’s first task will be to sustain the peaceful atmosphere presently witnessed in the state after series of attacks by members of the Boko Haram sect terrorising states in the north east.

He urged the state’s indigenes to refrain from acts that could disrupt the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state.

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states are under an emergency rule that has lasted for over one year due to the insurgency in the region which the Nigerian Armed Forces are tackling at the moment.