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Zamfara: Matawalle Dissolves Council Chairmen, Councillors

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has approved the dissolution of the 14 Local Government Council Sole Administrators in the state.

Naija News reports that the dissolution takes effect from today, Friday.

The dissolution followed the expiration of their tenure elongation for six months earlier approved by Zamfara Assembly, which expired on Friday.

He directed the sole administrators to hand over to their respective Directors of Administration and General Services with immediate effect.

Recall that the Zamfara governor had dissolved the state executive council with immediate effect.

The Governor also sacked all Chairmen and members of the state Commissions and Boards of various agencies.

Also affected by the Governor’s directive are the Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Chief of Staff.

The directive was contained in a statement on Monday by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, media and Communications, Zailani Bappa.

The statement titled ‘GOVERNOR BELLO MOHAMMED DISSOLVES STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, PRINCIPAL POLITICAL APPOINTEES’ reads: “His Excellency, Dr Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun, Barden Hausa, Shattiman Sakkwato) has today, 31st May, 2021, dissolved the State Executive Council with immediate effect.

The Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Chief of Staff are also relieved of their respective appointments as well as all Chairmen and members of the state Commissions and Boards of various agencies are also dissolved.

His Excellency, however, directs that this dissolution does not affect Commissions provided for by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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.”