By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto
Sokoto state Governor Dr Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto on Tuesday directed civil servants appointed as local government Secretaries to resign with immediate effect.
He said their appointments were political.
According to the governor, his administration was a respecter and believer in the rule of law and will not accept any situation where people will flout the law.
The directive came at a meeting with the state LGs Sole Administrators and Secretaries.
Aliyu Sokoto said the controversy surrounding the position of Local Government Secretaries was now over as the law categorised them among political office holders.
“It is now clear that you are occupying political offices, therefore, if you are a civil servant make sure you resign.
“We believe in the rule of law and will not accept any situation where by people will flout the law,”he added.
Similarly, Aliyu Sokoto in a statement by his Press Secretary , Abubakar Bawa, also directed the Local Government Sole Administrators to ensure regular security meeting with the relevant stakeholders in order to check banditry and other crimes in the State.
He added, ” Securing our community is not only the responsibility of governments but the responsibility of all of us.”
The statement also charged the Sole Administrators to carry everyone along on security issues to achieve maximum success.
The governor tasked them to be vigilant and report any suspicious character to relevant authorities for necessary action while stressing the need for effective surveillance and intelligence gathering in the rural areas as a means of tackling insecurity in the State.
Accordingly, Aliyu Sokoto assured of his administration readiness to fight banditry and other criminal activities in the State as he acknowledged the people of the State for their support to his government.