By Nasiru Muhammad
Kano State Government has approved the immediate redeployment of the Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Mustapha Safiyanu Kabuga.
His suspension followed an allegation of printing and signing of illegal letters of appointment into the state civil service.
A statement from the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Baba Halilu Dantiye, which The Triumph laid hand on said the suspension was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Administration and General Services, Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Sa’idu Magami on behalf of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Baffa Bichi.
The letter added that government has constituted a three-man fact finding committee under the chairmanship of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civil Service Matters, Dr. Sulaiman Wali Sani,
to investigate the matter and submit its report within 10 days.
It said the affected Permanent Secretary has been redeployed back to the Office of the Head of Civil Service pending completion of the committee’s assignment.
It explained that in the same vein, Alhaji Salahuddern Isa Habib has been appointed as the Acting Permanent Secretary for the commission with effect from Monday, August 24, 2023.
According to the letter, the committee is mandated to determine the number and distribution of illegal letters of appointment into the state civil service that were produced by some staff of the commission; determine the officers that are responsible for the printing of the illegal letters; establish their source of authority or directives to print the illegal letters; and provide appropriate recommendations to the government in accordance with exant rules.
It gave the names of other members of the committee as Engr. Kabir Jibrin Zakirai and Malam Umar Jalo.