Tension In Nasarawa Over Likely Cabinet Shakeup

By Danjuma Joseph Lafia

Palpable tension has gripped some political appointees of Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, following rumour of an imminent cabinet shake-up.

It would be recalled that most of them were appointed one year ago; and sources in government said some Commissioners and heads of agencies in the State are likely to be dropped.

Our correspondent also gathered that the likely persons to be affected by the shakeup will be those that had earlier served the State in different capacities.

While some may be redeployed based on their track records under the one-year administration of Engr Sule, others are however, expected to be sacked.

Among those that are rumoured to face imminent sack are two commissioners for effective cut in cost of governance.

Reliable sources revealed that the Governor may also drop the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

One source close to the Government House in Lafia, revealed that a replacement of the SSG has already been contacted but could not disclose who and from where.

SSG’s case may not be unconnected to the State House of Assembly probe over his alleged role in school’s project execution, while for the commissioners, their removal from office could be as a result of lack of functions.

Another office that is likely to be affected is that of the Director-General, Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to the governor.

The shakeup is expected to be effected this week to enable the government move forward on it drive for good governance.

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