Zamfara Governor Dissolves Cabinet, Suspends Two Monarchs

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle has dissolved his cabinet of 23 commissioners, including the Secretary to the State Government, Bala Bello; his Chief of Staff, Bala Mende and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Bashir Maru.

The State Governor also approved the removal of all chairpersons and members of the state commissions and boards of various agencies, with immediate impact. This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, which also mentioned that all commissioners should hand over their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, except that of the Ministry of Security and Home Affairs which will be overseen by Mohammed Tsafe.

While the most senior directors will take over from the chairpersons of the boards, the Head of Service will oversee the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, the statement also added.

Apart from the dissolution of the cabinet, Governor Bello Mattawalle has also approved the suspension of the Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar, with immediate effect as well as the suspension of the District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi Alhaji Bello Wakkala.

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