The Bauchi State Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Alhassan Sadiq has reportedly resigned his appointment.
Sadiq confirmed his resignation in a statement he released on his Facebook page and thanked the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Mohammed Bala for giving him the opportunity to serve.
“It was a rare privileged and opportunity to have served my state in such an exalted position,” he said.
“I thank H.E the Executive Governor – Sen. Bala A. Mohammed (Kauran Bauchi)for the wonderful opportunity accorded to me.”
He also thanked a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara for his support and the role he played “in influencing same.”
“I sincerely thank all my colleagues in the EXCO and the Ministry, whom we have worked with as a formidable team,” he added.
“I have enjoyed the understanding of my family at such a trying time. I beseech God to forgive all my wrongs and the general public/colleagues to pardon me.
“I urge you to help me, pray God to grant me success, contentment and peace of mind in my new endeavour.”
Sadiq is an ally of Dogara who had rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in late July.
The former House of Representatives Speaker, a founding member of the APC, had joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the leadup to the 2019 general elections – a platform he recontested his re-election.
Dogara in his letter of resignation dated July 24, 2020, and addressed to the Bogoro ‘C’ Ward Chairman of the PDP in Bauchi, his home-state, said his exit from the PDP was due to the breakdown of governance in the state.
He decried that such was happening under the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed whom he “helped install” as a governor in the 2019 general elections