By Umar Akilu Majeri, Dutse
Jigawa state government has suspended its permanent secretary on security matter for alleged subordination and possibly breach of security; this is according to the information made available to 247ureports.com.
The suspension was announced by the secretary to the Jigawa state government. It stated that the suspension followed investigation and report compiled bythe office of the secretary to state government saying that Alhaji Ibrahim Alhaji was found to be subordinate – and may have breached the security of the state of Jigawa.
Findings by 247ureports.com indicate that the SSG, Alhaji Lawal Abdu may have had other reasons behind the said sack. But an SSG’s aide told 247ureports.com that the permanent secretary was discharged from his duties for releasing what was believed to be sensitive information to the public without the consent the SSG.
A reliable source close to special service office indicated that the permanent secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Alhaji had received a confidential report from security agencies indicating that there may be an increased threat of security breakdown or a planned attack in the state. The permanent secretary – after having received the sensitive information – failed to transit the information to the State secretariat – but went on to transmit the information to select persons in the public. In the words of the aide, “what happened was the PS (permanent secretary) received a security report, so instead of him to report to his superior, that is SSG, he sent the information to someone else“.
When 247ureports.com contacted the state’s head of civil service, Alhaji Mustapha Aminu, he confirmed the suspension of the permanent secretary. In his words, “yes he was suspended for acting without directive that is in subordination which is an administrative lapse“.
It remains unsure to 247ureports.com the nature of the security breach committed by the permanent secretary. But feelers within the state administrative circles point to a possible Jihadists involvement.