Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council with immediate effect, the Special Adviser Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa said. The Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Chief of Staff have also been relieved of their appointments, as well as all Chairmen and members of the State commissions and Boards of various agencies. The sacked executives have been directed to hand over to the most senior director in their various ministries.
The dissolution was made known in a statement on Monday by Bappa, saying “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,” the statement added.
“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.”
Meanwhile, no reason has been given for the sack of the entire cabinet of Zamfara State.