May 29: Gov. Matawalle dissolves cabinet
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, on Sunday dissolved the State Executive Council and relieved all political appointees of their jobs.
An official statement, signed and issued by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs, Dr Lawal Hussein, said the dissolution takes immediate effect.
According to the statement, the officers affected by the dissolution include members of the State Executive Council, all Commissioners and Special Advises.
The directives also affect Chairmen of Boards and Commissions except State Civil Service Commission, State Independent Electoral Commission, State Judicial Service Commission and State House of Assembly Service Commission.
The governor also dissolved all non-career Directors General, all Chief Executives of extra-ministerial departments, agencies and companies which are politically based, including all Sole Administrators of the 14 Local Government Councils, all Secretaries of the 14 Local Government Councils, all Councilors of the 14 Local Government Councils and all Area Development Councils.
The affected public officers are directed to hand over the affairs of their organisations to officers next in command.
The Chairmen of the affected Boards and Commissions are to hand over to secretaries of their respective organizations, while Sole Administrators of the 14 Local Government Councils are to hand over to their respective Directors of Administration.
Gov Matawalle expressed his appreciation and best wishes to all public officers affected by this development for their individual and collective contributions to the development of the State during his term in office.
Matawalle also thanked the people of the state for their cooperation and support during his stewardship.