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Ex-minister loses traditional title for ‘disrespecting’ Bauchi gov

by Hadiza Musa Yusuf
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Former minister of special duties, Bello Kirfi, has been stripped of his traditional title of “Wazirin Bauchi” by the Bauchi Emirate council.

He also was removed from being a Council Member for the second time in five years.

This is coming after an alleged “disloyalty and disrespect” to the State Governor, Bala Mohammed by the ex- minister.

The Octogenarian’s removal was conveyed in a letter addressed to him by the Secretary of the Bauchi Emirate Council, Alh. Shehu Mudi Muhammad.

The letter dated January 3rd, 2023 with reference No: BEC/ADM/20/VOL.XV and titled: “Removal from office as a Council Member and Traditional Title of Wazirin Bauchi.”

The letter reads “I am directed to refer to a letter received from the Ministry of Local Government Affairs of reference No: MLG/LG/S/72/T dated 30th December 2022.

“The content of the said letter indicated your disloyalty and disrespect to the Executive Governor of the State and the government. It therefore directed for your removal with immediate effect.

“In view of the above, you are hereby removed from office as Wazirin Bauchi and also as a Council Member of Bauchi Emirate.”

Bello Kirfi, a retired federal civil servant, was a Minister in the government of Alhaji Shehu Shagari in the 1980s, and also the Pro-Chancellor, University of Ilorin from 1997-99. He also became Minister of Special Duties during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo in the 2000s.

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