The Kaduna State government has dismissed three directors of the state’s Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) and two others from the State Geographical Information Service (KADGIS) for tampering with the revised Millennium City layout.
The General Manager, KASUPDA, Saratu Haruna, handed down the letter of their dismissal to the affected top civil servants: namely, Charles Akau Ibrahim, its Director of Urban Planning and Research; Adamu Aliyu Nuhu, Director Development Control; and Philemon Mairabo, Director Urban Planning and Research.
Their dismissal follows the State Executive Council’s deliberations and recommendation over a report of the committee that investigated the role of some staff of the former Ministry of Lands, Surveys and Country Planning, KASUPDA and some traditional rulers in distorting the revised Millennium City layout.
The State Governor, Nasir El-rufai, ordered their dismissal as was approved by the State Executive Council after its meeting, which held on May 9, 2016.
Also affected are three employees of the Local Government Service Commission who were also dismissed for allegedly defrauding some intending pilgrims who paid for participation in the Hajj.