Borno: Gov. Zulum sacks Head Of Service, appoints a committee on minimum wage

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has relieved Mr. Mohammed Hassan, the state Head of Service (HOS), of his appointment.

Alhaji Usman Shuwa, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri.

Shuwa disclosed that the governor also approved the appointment of Mr. Simon Malgwi, as the new HOS, adding that the appointment was with immediate effect.

“Governor Babagana Zulum has relieved Mohammed Hassan of his appointment as the HOS with immediate effect.

“He has accordingly approved the appointment of Barrister Simon Malgwi, as the new HOS,” he said.

Shuwa added that until his appointment, Malgwi was the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.

In a related development, governor Zulum has approved the constitution of a committee on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage and Consequential Salary Adjustment.

Shuwa who disclosed this said the government side would be headed by Mr. Kaka Shehu, the Commissioner for Justice, while Mr. Inuwa Yusuf, the Chairman, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) would lead the labour side of the committee.

He explained that the new Head of Service (HOS) would serve as Co-Chairman to be assisted by nine other members on the government side.

Shuwa listed the members to include the Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, the state Auditor General, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Planning.

Other members were the Head of Biometric Unit, the Permanent Secretary, Public Service, and Manpower Development, two former Head of Service (HOS) and Mr. Idris Jalo, a retired Permanent Secretary.

While the Permanent Secretary, Administration, and General Services would serve as secretary of the committee.

Shuwa added that the labour side of the committee comprised of 10 members drawn from the leadership of various organizations and unions in the state. According to him, the committee is expected to submit its report within three weeks.

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