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Idris sacks Chief of Staff

Lokoja-(NAN) Gov. Ibrahim Idris of Kogi has removed his Chief of Staff, Dr Bala Haruna, and replaced him with Dr Francis Abah, a Permanent Secretary in the state civil service.

A statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday by Mr Richard Elesho, the Director-General of the Press Bureau, did not, however, give any reason for the sack.

It also named Dr Francis Atakpa as the new Head of Service.

Atakpa, who was the Permanent Secretary in the Board of Internal Revenue until his new appointment, took over from Alhaji Isah Ichaba, who retired voluntarily from service on Aug. 16.

The statement named Mr Paul Audu, a Lagos-based accountant, as the new Accountant-General, replacing Mr Ayo Alabi, who had been in the position in acting capacity for several months.

It added that Mr Suleiman Babanawa and Mr Abdulahi Umoru had similarly been appointed as special advisers to the governor.



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