The Jigawa Commissioner for Economic Empowerment, Salisu Mahmuda, and four other senior government officials, have resigned from office.
The resignation is contained in a statement signed by Kyari Jittau, the Director of Press to Governor of Jigawa State, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse.
The other officials, who resigned, are a Special Adviser to the Governor, Tukur Gantsa, and two Special Assistants, Saleh Danzomo, and Sani Adam. A member of the state’s Primary Education Board, Isa Alhassan, also stepped down from his position.
The statement did not disclose the reason for their resignation. But investigation by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that the former appointees resigned to contest for positions in the executive council in the forthcoming PDP state congress.
Meanwhile, the governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has approved the resignations and directed the Commissioner for Agriculture, Rabiu Isa, to oversee the Ministry of Economic Empowerment.