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Niger 2023: Gov Bello directs political appointees, public servants to resign before contesting

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The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has directed political appointees and other public servants in both state and local governments of the state aspiring for political offices in 2023 to tender their resignation.
Those interested in contesting in the forthcoming general elections are requested to tender their resignation before 31st March, 2022.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane in a press statement said the recent Electoral Act 2022, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, provides that political appointees and public servants aspiring to contest elections must resign their positions before the conduct of political party primaries.
“In compliance with this provision, all political appointees and other public servants serving in both state and local governments should submit their letters of resignation to the Office of Secretary to the State Government on or before 31st March, 2022”.
“This is for your information and strict compliance please”, Matane stated.

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