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El Rufai gives political appointees April 30 deadline to resign

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has directed all political appointees to submit letters of resignation by 30th April 2019 in order to enable him to commence the selection of the team for his second term.

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

In a statement Tuesday morning, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, however, said there are some persons that have been exempted from the directive.

Those excluded, according to the statement are full-time Commissioners of certain State Executive bodies like the  Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Civil Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission,  Assembly Service Commission, The State Independent Electoral Commission(SIECOM), The Peace Commission, Public Procurement Authority and  Water Regulatory Authority. 

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Others also exempted due to recent adjustments in roles within the government are   Commissioner of Finance,  Principal Private Secretary, Accountant-General,Special Adviser, Intergovernmental Relations, Managing Director, Kaduna Markets Development Company, Managing Director, Kaduna Investment and Finance Company, and Any other political appointee sworn-in or appointed to their current role within the last six months

He said the resignation has become necessary in order to give the Kaduna State Ministry of Finance adequate time to compute severance payments and reconcile any liabilities.

According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the MDA or office to which he or she had been appointed. All resignation letters should be properly addressed to the Principal Private Secretary.

Those affected by the directives are All Commissioners in the State Executive Council, All Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, Directors-General, Executive Secretaries, Managing Directors, General Managers and other Heads of Agencies, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants and Technical Assistants to the Governor, other than the Kashim Ibrahim Fellows.

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