Zamfara governor sacks all LG Secretaries, names replacements

Governor of Zamfara, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, sacked all the 14 local government secretaries in the state and approved their replacements.

NAN reports that the governor also approved the appointment of the rector of the state polytechnic and provost of the college of education.

In a statement issued by Yusuf Idris, the governor’s director-general of press affairs, Matawalle directed the sacked council secretaries to submit their handover notes at the ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs.

He, however, did not give reasons for the sack.

The new local government secretaries include Abubakar Bakura, Bakura local government; Rabiu Pamo for Anka LG; Abdulkadir Gora for Birnin-Magaji; Lawali Zugu for Bukkuyum LG; Sani Mainasara for Bungudu LG, Rabiu Hussaini for Gummi LG and Nura Musa for Gusau.

Other are Bashir Bello for Kaura-Namoda LG; Ahmadu Mani for Maradun, Salisu Yakubu for Maru LG, Abba Atiku for Shinkafi LG; Ibrahim Garba for Talata-Mafara; Aliyu Lawali for Tsafe LG and Bala Dauran for Zurmi LG.

The statement added that Sha’ayau Mafara was appointed by the governor as the rector of Abdu-Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara, while Muhammad Maradun was appointed as registrar.

Mafara was a staff of Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before his appointment and holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Liverpool University, UK.

The governor also appointed Ibrahim Gusau as the new provost of the Zamfara College of Education, Maru.

Gusau has an MSc degree in mathematics.

The governor directed the outgoing rector and registrar, as well as the outgoing provost to submit their handover notes at his office.

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