The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has ordered the scrapping of the Special Projects and Programmes Unit (SPPU) under the Government House.
The directive was contained in a press release signed by Solomon Kumangar, director, press and public affairs, Government House, Yola.
The acting governor also directed the head of service to retrieve all government property in the custody of the unit with immediate effect.
According to Fintiri, SPPU, an ad-hoc body, has been a subject of controversy since its establishment because it is contrary to the law and civil service procedures.
In a related development, the acting governor has dissolved the cabinet of the former governor, Murtala Nyako as well as sacked all the political appointees of the previous administration.
The position was communicated through a press statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Prof. Abdullahi Liman Tukur.
The statement said that following the resignation of the deputy governor and the impeachment of former governor Nyako by the state assembly, all political appointees (commissioners, special advisers, principal assistants and special assistants) were hereby relieved of their appointments as directed by the acting governor.
The statement directed the affected officials to hand over all government property in their possession to their respective permanent secretaries and other appropriate officers within government establishment.