Bala Mohammed, the state governor of Bauchi, back dissolved his cabinet on Wednesday.

Mr Mohammed who announced the development in a statement by his spokesman, Mukhtar Gidado, retained special advisers on security, national and state assembly and media and publicity were retained.

“His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State Sen. Bala A. Mohammed CON (Kauran Bauchi) has approved with immediate effect the dissolution of members of the State Executive Council and other political appointees,” Mr Gidado said.

“All commissioners are to handover the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, while the secretary to the state government (SSG), the chief of staff Government House and other affected special advisers are to handover to the most senior permanent secretary in the Government House who is equally directed to take inventory of government property,” he added.

The governor thanked the ousted political appointees for their meritorious service to the state and wished them the very best in their future endeavours.