Governor Matawalle suspends Emir of Dansadau and district head, dissolves executive council

Governor Matawalle suspends Emir of Dansadau dissolves executive council

Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar has been suspended with immediate effect by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state. 

While on suspension, District Head of Dansadau, Alhaji Nasiru Muhammad S/Kudu would oversee the affairs of the Emirate.

The District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi, Alhaji Bello Wakkala has also been suspended with immediate effect as confirmed in a statement released by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Mallam Zailani Bappa. 

Governor Matawalle also 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.

Matawalle who reiterated the order to security agencies by the presidency to shoot any bandit, person or group seen bearing illegal firearms, has also approved the dissolution of the State Executive Council and principal political appointees with immediate effect.

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 relieved of their jobs. 

The statement read; 

“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.”

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