Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday said he sacked 252 aides.
This came in the heels of reports that they resigned.
The governor who issued a statement through his Director-General, Media and Strategy, Abubakar Shekara, said the sacking of the aides would enable them to "engage in partisan activities without ethical or moral dilemmas. The governor thanks them for their service to the state and wishes them success in their future undertakings."
There were reports that the aides resigned and refused to defect from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party with the governor.
However, his media aide said on the governor’s Facebook page that they were "dropped and their service to the state was highly appreciated."