The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has directed all permanent secretaries and Directors of Finance in the state to proceed on compulsory leave with effect from Tuesday.
The Head of Service, Moses Atakpa, who issues the directive on behalf of the governor, asked all the affected officials should hand over the affairs of their various ministries to the personnel director s of the ministries.
Also, the state’s Accountant General was relieved of his duty, while his deputy was asked to proceed on a 30-day compulsory leave.
At the Local Government level all DGs, education secretaries are to proceed on compulsory leave.
Atakpa, however, said all those in acting capacity were excluded from this directive.
The Governor explained that the move was aimed at repositioning the state for effective growth.
It was gathered that the governor decided to sack the Perm Secs, DLGs and others over their alleged culpability in the sabotage of previous staff screening exercises in the state.