Kaduna State Government has dismissed three Directors of Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Agency (KASUPDA) and two others from the state Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) for abusing the revised Millennium City layout.Letters of dismissal signed by Mrs. Grace Yusuf Bature on behalf of the General Manager KASUPDA, Saratu M.Haruna, have been delivered to Charles Akau Ibrahim, its Director of Urban Planning and Research, Adamu Aliyu Nuhu, Director of Development Control, and Philemon Mairabo, Director Urban Planning and Research.
Their sack followed the state Executive Council’s deliberations of the report of a committee that investigated the role of some staff of the former Ministry of Land, Surveys and Country Planning and some traditional rulers in distorting the revised Millennium City layout.
The letters reads: “Sequel to your suspension from the service via letter No.PER/SEC.351/VOL.1/006 dated 31st May 2016, I am directed to convey to you the State Council’s decision at its 17th meeting held on 9th May,2016 and to dismiss you from the service of the state government with immediate effect.
“This is as per the report of the committee that investigated the role of some staff of Ministry of Land and Surveys and Country Planning, KASUPDA and Traditional Rulers in the Revised Millennium City Layout abuse TPO.833 which indicted you. You are further directed to hand over all government properties in your possession to the agency please.”
Another letter signed by Ibrahim Hussaini, dated 19th May, 2016 said two staff of KADGIS, Mr. Jacob Makadas Kogi and Mr. Joshua A. Gambas were also suspended over abuse of Revised Millennium City Layout land.
“Further to council decision on the report of the committee to investigate the roles played by you and traditional leaders in the abuse of the revised Millennium City Layout (TPO.833), I wish to inform you that your appointment has been suspended with immediate effect and subsequent dismissal from the public service by the State Civil Service Commission. You are to hand over all government properties under your custody to the surveyor general, please.”
The dismissal followed the directives of Governor Malam Nasir El-rufai as decided by the state Council after its 17th meeting, which held on 9th May 2016,” the government saud in the letter.