18th June, 2022
By Shuaib Sadiq/Gusau
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has appointed 169 new top government officials and aides, in a bid to promote unity within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, announced the appointments on Saturday in Gusau.
Those appointed were Alhaji Isha Umar as Chairman Zamfara Independent Electoral Commission and Alhaji Usman Magami and Alhaji Bashir Abdullahi as Special Advisers.
There were 103 Senior Special Assistants (SSAs), 28 Directors General, and 13 Special Assistants also appointed.
The list also included 10 new Permanent secretaries and part-time members of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), including the Hajj Commission and Law Reform Commission, among others.
The SSG said the appointments took immediate effect.
The development came barely two months after the three, hitherto, APC camps led by Matawalle, former governor, Abdulaziz Yari and former Sen. Kabiru Marafa, agreed to work together for the success of the party in the 2023 general elections.
Sequel to the reconciliation, Yari and Marafa clinched APC tickets for Zamfara West and Central Senatorial tickets.