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JUST IN: Gov. Matawalle Sacks Commissioners, Other Political Appointees



Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications Malam Zailani Bappa and issued to newsmen in Gusau.

Zailani’s statement confirmed that the Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Chief of Staff are also relieved of their appointments as well as all Chairmen and members of the state Commissions and Boards of various agencies are also dissolved.

‘’The Governor, however, directs that this dissolution does not affect Commissions provided for by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ‘’said the statement.

‘’In view of this directive, all Commissioners are directed to hand over affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, except Ministry of Security and Home Affairs which will be overseen by retired DIG Mohammed Ibrahim Tsafe’’

‘’Chairmen of Commissions and Boards are hereby directed to hand over to their most senior directors while the head of service will oversee the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.’’

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