Governor Matawalle Suspends Dansadau Emir, Dissolves Executive Council

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has approved the suspension of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar, with immediate effect,DailyTrust can reports.

Governor Matawalle further approved that the District Head of Dansadau, Alhaji Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu, would oversee the affairs of the Emirate.

In a statement by his Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Mallam Zailani Bappa, the governor also suspended with immediate effect the District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi, Alhaji Bello Wakkala.

He approved the constitution of a high-powered committee of some credible personalities to investigate the activities of the suspended traditional title holders of Dansadau and Nassarawa Mailayi.

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The Committee members comprise of DIG Mohammed Ibrahim Tsafe (rtd) as Chairman; Hon. Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma, Hon. Ibrahim T Tukur, Sheikh Ahmad Umar Kanoma, Sheikh Abdullahi Umar Dalla Dalla, Sheikh Kabir Umar Maru as members while Barrister Abdurrashid Haruna would serve as Secretary.

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Governor Matawalle also reiterated the order to security agencies by the presidency to shoot any bandit, person or group seen bearing illegal firearms.

Executive Council dissolved

Meanwhile, the governor has approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council and principal political appointees with immediate effect.

The Secretary to the State Government, the Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Chief of Staff have also been relieved of their respective appointments.

All Chairmen and members of the state Commissions and Boards of various agencies have also been sent packing.

However, the dissolution does not affect Commissions provided for by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“In view of these directives, all Honorable Commissioners would hand over affairs of their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, except Ministry of Security and Home Affairs which would 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 would oversee the Office of the Secretary to the State Government,” the statement read.

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