- Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has taken a major step to instill discipline in all local government councils in the state
- Governor Matawalle went as far as sacking all the 14 local government council chairmen in Zamfara
- Before the decision was made, the state's House of Assembly had claimed that the sacked chairmen were incompetent and reckless in spending public funds
All 14 local government chairmen in Zamfara who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been sacked by the Governor Bello Matawalle-led administration.
The dissolution of the councils came after Governor Matawalle approved the recommendations of the state House of Assembly which were made on Thursday, June 4, PM News reports.
The House in its recommendations claimed that the council members were guilty of financial recklessness and poor record-keeping.
In place of the sacked LG chairmen, the governor on Friday, June 5, appointed caretaker chairmen to oversee the affairs of the councils.
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He urged the new appointees to apply the utmost professionalism in their duties as they are under a probation period of three months after which any of them who fails to perform as expected will be removed immediately.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the governor had approved the appointment of Sanusi Muhammad as the new Emir of Kaura-Namoda.
A statement by Zailani Bappa, media aide to the governor, said that the appointment followed a recommendation by the area’s traditional council.
It said that the 40-year-old new monarch, who would succeed his father, Muhammad Asha, who died last week, is a serving major in the Nigerian Army. Asha had served as emir for 15 years and died after s brief illness. He was aged 71.
The statement quoted the governor as congratulating the new appointee and wishing him success in his new task.
The late monarch's younger brother, Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan Kaura Namoda, said the emir had battled diabetes and hypertension for a long time.
“He spent like four days in his palace responding to treatment when the illnesses struck again. Later he was taken to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital where he died after three days of admission,” he said.
Before he was appointed as emir in 2004, he worked as director of finance and treasurer in many local government areas of the state including Kaura Namoda, Gusau and Maru.
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