Nasarawa governor sacks SSG over corruption allegation

Following his indictment by the state House of Assembly, the Secretary to Nasarawa State (SSG) has been sacked. 

His relief of appointment is contained in a release signed by Hamza Gayam, the Permanent Secretary (PS), Government House Administration, on Monday in Lafia and made available to SGTV.

The statement said the governor, Abdullahi Sule had directed Mr Ahmed-Tijani to immediately hand over all government property in his possession to Muazu Adamu-Gosho, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs in the Office of the SSG.

It added that the governor thanked the former SSG for his services and support to the administration and wished him well in his future endeavour.

Mr Ahmed-Tijjani, a former Commissioner for Education in the state had in 2018 been indicted by the state House of Assembly ad-hoc committee investigating the release of N1 billion for the renovation/fencing of public secondary schools in the state.

Following the indictment, the state legislators asked Mr Ahmed-Tijani to refund over N248.5 million as unaccounted funds to the state government.

The house said the former commissioner “displayed blatant inefficiency, incompetency and ineffectiveness in the performance of his official duties” and urged the governor to relieve him of his appointment.

It is not however clear if the former SSG will be prosecuted over the allegation.

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