Matawalle Swears In New Cabinet Members, Makes New Appointments
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has sworn in 18 new commissioners and 11 new special advisers into his cabinet.
The governor also inaugurated Kabiru Balarabe as the Secretary to the State Government, while Kabiru Mohammed was sworn in as the Head of Service.
Ezenwoko’s Blog reports that the spokesman of the governor, Zailani Bappa, made these known in a statement on Monday.
Bappa stated that the appointees were inaugurated after a background check had been done and after they took the oath of office.
In his remarks, Matawalle asked the appointees to brace for a new era of consolidating the gains recorded in the last two years of the administration.
The governor, however, warned them that his administration would not condone laxity or complacency at a time when bandits were being routed.
He stated that the progress recorded so far was due to the recent stringent measures taken to curb the activities of bandits in the state.
According to the governor, hundreds of the bandits are already on the run after many of them have been killed and others arrested along with their collaborators.
He revealed that the state government has initiated palliative measures to mitigate the hardship faced by residents due to the measures earlier taken.
The governor called on the people to continue to exercise more patience, assuring them that the security challenges facing the country will soon be resolved.