In Bauchi, Commissioner quits Bala’s government as emirate removes kingmaker Kirfi 

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Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed

The Bauchi Emirate Council has approved with immediate effect, the removal of Alhaji Muhammadu Bello Kirfi as the Wazirin and member of the council over what it described as ‘disloyalty and disrespect’ to Governor Bala Mohammed.

In a statement signed by the council secretary, Alhaji Shehu Mudi Muhammad, the emirate was directed by the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy to remove Bello Kirfi from his traditional title of Wazirin Bauchi. 

“I am directed to refer to a letter received from the Ministry of Local Government Affairs with reference No: MLG/LG/S/72/T, dated 30th December, 2022 with the content indicating your disloyalty and disrespect to the Executive Governor of the State and the government. It, therefore, directed for your removal with immediate effect.

“In view of the above, you are hereby removed from office as Wazirin Bauchi and also as a Council Member of Bauchi Emirate.”

Bello Kirfi was once sacked during the immediate-past administration of Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar as Wazirin Bauchi and member of the emirate council for alleged disloyalty. 

However, the incumbent governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed shortly after assumption of office in 2019, intervened and facilitated the reappointment of Kirfi as member of the Emirate Council and holder of the high-ranking Wazirin Bauchi title.

Meanwhile, his daughter, Saadatu Bello Kirfi , who is the state Commissioner for Cooperatives, and SMEs Development, Wednesday, tendered her resignation as commissioner and member of the state executive council, following the removal of her father, Bello Kirfi, from his traditional title of Wazirin Bauchi and member of the Bauchi Emirate Council. 

In a letter addressed to the governor through the Secretary to the State Government, Saadatu extended her appreciation to the governor for giving her the opportunity to serve under his administration. 

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