Bauchi governor Mohammed Abubakar sacked the entire state cabinet on Thursday, hours after he and commissioners took delivery of hospital equipment donated by international development partners.
He has named Mohammed Umar as new secretary to the state government, according to a statement released by his press secretary Abubakar Al-Sadique.
Umar’s appointment takes effect immediately, after the sack of all commissioners and advisers.
Only his special security adviser Brig-Gen Ladan Yusuf retains his position.
Governor Abubakar had earlier during the day held an Executive Council meeting where he announced the dissolution of the cabinet and thanked members of the cabinet for their contributions to the development of Bauchi State.
Speculations about the planned reshufflement within the state political circle had been on for over two months.
The governor had earlier effected a minor cabinet reshuffle some months ago when some of his commissioners were re assigned portfolios and posted to other ministries.