Ahead of his May 29 inauguration for a second term, Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has directed all political appointees in the state to submit their letters of resignation by 30th April, 2019.
A statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, stated that 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.
The statement explained, “As he commences selecting the team for his second-term in office, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has directed all political appointees to submit letters of resignation by 30th April 2019.
“The governor will exercise his constitutional prerogative to decide on re- appointments while giving 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.”
El-Rufai thanked all the political appointees for their contributions and service to the state during his first-term.
The statement added, “As he constitutes the team that will assist him in his second-term, the governor said he expects the process to be enriched by the handover notes from the political appointees, and the report of the Transition Committee headed by the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe.”
The notice specified that all Commissioners in the State Executive Council, all Permanent Secretaries and Special Advisers are affected with the directive.
Others are: Directors-General, Executive Secretaries, Managing Directors, General Managers and other Heads of Agencies as well as Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants and Technical Assistants to the Governor, other than the Kashim Ibrahim.
Excluded from compliance with this directive, according to the statement, are: full-time Commissioners of certain State Executive bodies who retain their tenured appointments in Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Civil Service Commission and Judicial Service Commission.
Others are: Assembly Service Commission, the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) the Peace Commission, Public Procurement Authority and Water Regulatory Authority.
“Due to recent adjustments in roles within the government, Commissioner of Finance, Principal Private Secretary, Accountant-General and Special Adviser, Intergovernmental Relations are exempted from the directive.
“Others are 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,” the statement read in part.