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Day Of Rage In Zamfara As Governor Sacks Secretaries Of 14 LGs, Rector, Provost Of Higher Institutions


Aug. 09, 2019

In what appears as rather unprecedented in Zamfara , governor Bello Matawalle, on Thursday booted  all 14 local government secretaries in the state out of office, ordering immediate replacement.
Matawalle, in a statement announcing the massive dismissal, disclosed the appointment of new rector and provost for the state's polytechnic and college of education in the state.
The announcement was made yesterday by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General of Press Affairs to the governor.
According to the statement, the secretaries were ordered to submit their handover notes at the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
“The new local government secretaries are Abubakar Bakura, Bakura Local Government; Rabiu Pamo, Anka; Abdulkadir Gora for Birnin-Magaji; Lawali Zugu, Bukkuyum; Sani Mainasara for Bungudu, Rabiu Hussaini, Gummi and Nura Musa for Gusau.
Others are Bashir Bello for Kaura-Namoda Local Government, Ahmadu Mani for Maradun, Salisu Yakubu for Maru, Abba Atiku, Shinkafi; Ibrahim Garba, Talata-Mafara; Aliyu Lawali for Tsafe and Bala Dauran for Zurmi”, the statement reads.
It also added that “Dr Sha’ayau Mafara was appointed by the governor as Rector and Muhammad Maradun as Registrar of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara.
Matawalle also appointed Ibrahim Gusau as the new Provost of the state College of Education.
The governor directed the outgoing Rector and Registrar as well as the outgoing Provost to submit their handover notes at the Governor’s Office.
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