- The State Executive Council of Zamfara state has been dissolved with immediate effect according to the state government
- News reports claim that there was no reason given for the sack of the entire cabinet by the Zamfara governor
- Meanwhile, the sacked executives have been directed to hand over to the most senior director in their ministry
Gusau, Zamfara: Zamfara state governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect.
Also, the governor relieved the secretary to the state government, the chief of staff, and the deputy chief of staff of their appointments, Premium Times reports.
All chairmen and members of the state commissions and Boards of various agencies are also dissolved.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to Daily Nigeria.
The statement read in part:
"In view of this directive, all Honorable Commissioners would hand over affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, except Ministry of Security and Home Affairs which will be overseen by Rtd DIG Mohammed Ibrahim Tsafe. Chairmen of Commissions and Boards are hereby directed to hand over to their most senior directors. The Head of Service will oversee the Office of the Secretary to the state government."
Zamfara monarch suspended
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Matawalle approved the suspension of the Emir of Dansadau Hussaini Umar and the district head of Nasarawa Mailayi, Bello Wakkala, over alleged ties with bandits in the state.
The governor's media aide, Zailani Bappa, said in a statement issued on Monday, May 31, that the suspension was with immediate effect.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor also directed the district head of Dansadau, Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu, to oversee the affairs of the emirate.
The governor also approved the constitution of a high-powered committee of some credible personalities to investigate the activities of the suspended traditional title holders of Dansadau and Nassarawa Mailayi.
The governor said:
“The Committee members comprise DIG Moh’d Ibrahim Tsafe (rtd) as Chairman; Hon. Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma,Hon. Ibrahim T Tukur, Sheikh Ahmad Umar Kanoma, Sheikh Abdullahi Umar Dalla Dalla, Sheikh Kabir Umar Maru as members while Barr Abdurrashid Haruna will serve as secretary.