Zamfara Gov sacks commissioners, SSG, chief of staff, others

Zamfara Gov sacks commissioners, SSG, chief of staff, others

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday announced that he has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect.

According to the PUNCH, Matawalle also sacked the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru and his Chief of Staff, Colonel Bala Mande (rtd).

Other affected officials were chairmen and members of the state commissions and boards of various agencies.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Alhaji Zailani Baffa.

The dissolution did not affect commissions provided for by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The statement directed all the commissioners to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries.

"The Ministry of Security and Home Affairs would be overseen by Rtd DIG Mohammed Ibrahim Tsafe.

"The Governor also directed the Chairmen of Commissions and Boards to hand over to their most senior directors.

"The Head of Service will oversee the office of the Secretary to the State Government," the statement read.

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