Barring last minute change, the governor of Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, is set to dissolve the state executive council(SEC) on the 29th of this month.
Similarly, the current local government chairmen, elected and appointed councilors in the state would be dissolved, having spent three years in office.
It would be recalled
that the last council election was held on Saturday May 26, 2018, while the elected council officials were sworn in on Monday, May 28, 2018.
With this it is expected that the three years tenure of council
officials in Nasarawa State will end on May 28, 2021.
Local government system in the state, is backed by law passed by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), tagged ‘the Local Government Bill 2018’, which approved three years tenure for elected local government officials to strengthen democracy at the grassroots.
As for the members of the state executive council (SEC), known as commissioners, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, stipulates that the governor has the power to hire and fire them.
The current set of commissioners in Nasarawa State, were appointed by Gov A.A. Sule, in October 2019, five months after the governor assumed office.
Of recent, there are strong rumours making the rounds that the commissioners might be dissolved, because the governor is not satisfied with the performances of some of them.
It was gathered that the commissioners in the past few days, haven’t gotten the wind of their proposed dissolution, have been running from pillars to poles, begging the governor to retain them.
It was gathered that the commissioners grouped and went round some top politicians who have the ears of the governor to beg him not to dissolve them this month as speculated, but allow them to clock two years in office by October, this year.
Commissioner for Justice in the state, Dr Abdulkareem Kana, dispel the rumours, saying he is yet to hear anything like that.
“I am yet to hear any rumour about the proposed dissolution and wether some are lobbying; as for me I am doing the job giving to me by the governor” he said.