Fintiri cancels Bindow’s last-minute appointments, dissolves boards

The Governor of Adamawa State, Rt Hon Umaru Fintiri, has canceled all appointments which his predecessor, Sen Mohammed Bindow, made in the last few months of his administration.

Fintiri said in a state-wide broadcast on Thursday evening that his government would make necessary appointments with regards to due process, and with consideration for those affected by the cancellation of appointments.

He said, “All appointments made into the state Judicial Service Commission, Civil Service Commission, Planning Commission, and boards of the Adamawa State Health Insurance Scheme, chairmen and members of the Jimeta Ultra-Modern Market Board are hereby suspended.

“Equally, all appointments made on or after 28 March 2019 are hereby suspended on grounds of public interest. Also, all last-minute recruitments done on or after 28 March 2019 through mere waiver without observing the laid down procedure, such as Federal Character, are hereby suspended.”

He similarly announced the dissolution of all the chairmen and members of boards, parastatals, and commissions, and asked the outgoing chairmen and members to hand over their organisations and public properties to the most senior civil servants in their establishments.

He added that the governing boards of all tertiary institutions owned by the state were dissolved effect from May 29 and that the boards would be reorganized in accordance with their extant laws.

Fintiri said a committee would be set up to review all “hasty recruitments” and decide on the need to conduct “proper” exercises that will be open to all eligible citizens, including those affected by the suspensions and dissolutions.

He declared that the affairs of government under him would be conducted diligently, and warned all officials of government to sit up and be accountable in handling public affairs.


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