Kogi Governor Sacks, Reinstates Cabinet

Governor Yahaya Bello

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, (THEWILL) – There was drama in Kogi State on Sunday evening as Governor Yahaya Bello ordered the dissolution of the State Executive Council but quickly reversed the order just before the news filtered out.

THEWILL gathered that Bello had ordered all Commissioners and all the 21 local government administrators,in a meeting held on Sunday, to hand over keys to their official cars to the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Folasade Arike Ayoade.

Sources close to the cabinet meeting held behind closed revealed that the dissolution might not be unconnected with the arms importation by the discovered last Thursday.

The governor was said to be furious with his cabinet members whom he accused of leaking the information about the arms importation.

However, just 10 minutes after the pronouncement, the Governor reversed his order, demanding “better performance and better relationship” with the state government.

Responding to inquiry about the development, the Director General, media and publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed that the governor had reversed his order of dissolution and asked them to return to their position.

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