Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has sacked all permanent secretaries in the state. This is coming ahead of the May 29 hand over ceremony and transition to second term.
In a statement signed by the State Head of Civil Service, Muhammad Na’iya, dated May 2 and obtained online, the governor directed that they should all handover to the most senior director in their respective ministries on or before Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
He, however, advised all the affected permanent secretaries and other substantive directors on Grade Level 16 or 17, who are interested in the positions, to apply through the Head of Civil Service on or before Thursday 9th May, 2019 by 4PM.
“In line with the present Administration’s resolve to vigorously pursue/implement the reform initiatives embarked upon since its inception, and cognizant of the need to further ensure greater efficiency in service delivery, as well as reinvigorate the top echelon of the Civil Service, Kano State Government has relieved all Permanent Secretaries of their appointment with immediate effect.
“Accordingly, they are to handover to the most Senior Director in their respective Ministries/Organizations on or before Wednesday, 8, May, 2019. Equally, they are to Report to the Office of the Head of Civil Service for reassignment.
“In a related vein, all Substantive Directors on Grade Level 16 or 17, as well as the Permanent Secretaries relieved, who are interested can apply for the position of a Permanent Secretary in the State Civil Service, and should submit their application along with their Curriculum Vitae and Notification of Last Promotion or appointment to this Office on or before Thursday, 10 May, 2019 by 4:00pm.”