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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Matawalle dissolves cabinet, sacks all political appointees

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

He has also sacked the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Bala Bello Maru, and the Chief of Staff, Colonel Bala Mande (rtd).

Also affected are all 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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