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Gov. Sule orders Perm Sec on compulsory leave

By Francis Nansak

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has ordered the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs and Special Services (CAS), Mallam Abubakar Ishaq, to proceed on a three-month compulsory leave.

Although no reason was advanced for the action, Expressday gathered that it was not be unconnected to the financial allegation leveled against the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

It can be recalled that recently, the State House of Assembly in its last sitting had recommended the sack of the SSG, whom the House ad hoc committee indicted of embezzling over N200 million meant for the renovation of schools in the state.

A statement signed by the Head of Service (HoS), Mr Abari Aboki, directed the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs and Special Services, to go on a 3- month compulsory leave, on thenorsers of the Governor.

The statement also directed that Mr. Muazu Adamu Gosho, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce Trade and Investment to take over from Ishaq immediately.

Reliably, ExpressDay gathered that about seven Permanent Secretaries will be retiring from active civil service in Nasarawa state in the next few months.

Written by ExpressDay

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