Governor Matawalle Dissolves Executive Council and Suspends Emir of Dansadau


The suspension of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar, has been authorized by Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, with immediate effect.

Governor Matawalle also agreed that the District Head of Dansadau, Alhaji Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu, would be in charge of the Emirate’s affairs.

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.

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.

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

The Executive Council has been disbanded.

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

The Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, and Deputy Chief of Staff have all been dismissed of their positions.

All Chairmen and members of state Commissions and Boards of other agencies have also been fired.

The dissolution, however, has no effect on the Commissions established under the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s constitution.

“In light of these directions, all Honorable Commissioners would delegate authority over their ministries to their respective permanent secretaries, with the exception of the Ministry of Security and Home Affairs, which would be handled by Rtd DIG Mohammed Ibrahim Tsafe.

“Chairmen of Commissions and Boards are directed to delegate authority to their most senior directors.

“The Head of Service would be in charge of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government,” according to the statement.


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