Commissioners and 21 local government administrators were left shocked after Governor Bello sacked them only to reverse the decision 30 minutes later.
Governor Yahaya Bello
A mild drama played out yesterday in Kogi state after the state Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, dissolved his cabinet and less than 30 minute later, he reversed his decision.
A report by ThisDay revealed that the governor who arrived in Lokoja, the state capital yesterday from Abuja, was expected to dissolve his cabinet last Saturday.
However, during yesterday’s meeting at the Glass House Lokoja, the governor formerly sacked his 15 commissioners and the 21 local government administrators.
He also directed that all affected officials should summit the keys of their official vehicles to the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Arike.
Just less than 30 minutes after, the governor reversed his decision.
Rather, he said all members would continue to work with him as he directed them to maintain status quo, announcing their return to office just before the end of the meeting.
The governor demanded better performance and better relationship between the appointees and the masses.
Meanwhile, the Director General Media and Publicity to the governor, Mr. Kingsly Fanwo, in a chat with journalists, said: “The governor has reversed himself on the directive on dissolution.”