19th January, 2022
By Ibrahim G. Ahmad
Governor Bello Matawalle has appointed 250 additional political appointees to aid governance in Zamfara state.
Alhaji Mikailu Aliyu, the Director-General on Political Affairs disclosed while addressing newsmen in Gusau, on Wednesday.
He said the rationale behind the appointment was to ensure that good governance reached the grassroots and communities.
Aliyu said that since the inception of the administration, the governor had appointed 25 commissioners, 55 Special Advisers, 72 Directors-General and 12 board members.
The political appointees included eight directors-general and 242 senior special assistants, bringing the total number of political appointees in the state to 1,700.
Meanwhile, he dismissed the accusation that the State government was after one Shamsu Shehu, Chairman Marafa Social Media, describing the allegation as “baseless”.
According to him, Matawalle’s administration was peace-loving which allows freedom of expression and political association among citizens of the state.