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Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, Sacks Special Advisers



Matawalle Zamfara

The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has sacked his special advisers.

A statement confirming the report, signed by the acting Secretary to the State Government and Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, revealed the move was connected with the governor’s defection to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Balarabe noted the Special Adviser on Security, retired DIG Mamman Tsafe was not affected by the development.

“It is hereby notified for general information that Gov. Bello Matawalle, has relieved all Special Advisers of their appointments, except the Special Adviser on Security matters.

“This decision is in line with the recent defection to the APC and to allow for an in-depth search of more but competent hands in the administration of the state, irrespective of political affiliations,” he said.

Balarabe directed all the affected Special Advisers to hand over affairs of their respective offices, and government property under them to their Directors General and/or Accounting officers.

He also extended the governor’s appreciation to them for their contributions towards the development of the state.

The were however reports that the governor had in February, sacked all Commissioners, Special Advisers and Directors-General, but re-appointed some of them in April.

Matawalle had on June 29, formally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), after several months of speculations.

GWG had reported that a fresh crisis is brewing in Zamfara State following the rejection of the declaration by Yobe State governor and chairman of APC caretaker committee that Matawalle is now the leader of the party in the state.

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