Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule Monday bowed to pressure and announced the sack of the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Tijani Aliyu.
The SSG’s sack may not be unconnected with the directive handed down to the governor last week demanding for the immediate sack of the SSG over alleged embezzlement of N1bn meant for the renovation and fencing of schools as commissioner of education during Tanko administration.
It would be recalled that the state House of Assembly, had, in March, constituted an investigative committee to probe the SSG which had indicted the former commissioner and recommended to the governor for his immediate removal from the office as SSG.
The governor in a letter signed by the permanent secretary, Government House Administration directed the SSG to hand over all government properties in his possession to the permanent Secretary Cabinet office of the SSG immediately.
The governor who thanked the SSG for his services to his administration and support whished him wee in his future endeavours.
It would be recalled that Governor Abdullahi Sule has been under pressure to sack Alhaji Tijani Aliyu over his involvement in the misappropriation of the state government N1bn naira meant for renovation of Schools projects during his reign as the commissioner of education in the Tanko Almakura administration.
The state House of Assembly had the Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi gave the order in Lafia after the house deliberation on the report of the committee investigating the alleged N1 billion released in 2018 for the renovation /fencing of Secondary schools in the state.
The ordered the governor to sack the SSG following a motion moved by Hon Mohammed Alkali (APC Lafia North and seconded by Hon Ibrahim Muluku APC Nasarawa Eggon East