We were sacked by Gov Tambuwal – 252 aides


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The 252 special advisers and special assistants to Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal that reportedly resigned their appointments have denied doing so.

According to them, they were actually sacked by the Tambuwal administration.

The former aides made this known in a statement emailed to The Herald and signed by Hon Umar Bature, former Special Adviser; Mustafa Shehu, former SSA Media; Maiakwai Abubakar, former SSA; Dr Aliyu Inname, former SA Contributory Health Scheme; and Hon Bashir Gidado, former SA PPP.

The statement read, “We write to inform the public that contrary to a statement credited to us that we resigned from the services of the Sokoto State government, all appointees were actually relieved of their appointments by His Excellency Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, in his effort to reinvigorate government operations and services.
“The decision was officially communicated by the Director General, Media & Public Affairs to the Governor Malam Abu Shekara.
“We have accepted the decision in good faith and expressed our sincere gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency for giving us the opportunity to serve our dear state in different capacities.

“We also look forward to future opportunities to serve.”

According to the statement, the signatories signed on behalf of 200 other sacked aides.

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