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Matawalle Approves Creation Of Three Additional Ministries In Zamfara

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, during a state broadcast on May 4, 2020.

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has approved the creation of three additional ministries in the state.

This makes the total number of ministries in the state 22.

In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Bello Maru, said the approval was in accordance with the nature of governance and to allow for effective service delivery.

The newly created ministries are as follows.

1. Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism

2. Ministry of Higher Education

3. Ministry for Social and Community development.

Accordingly, some of the existing ministries are restructured and named as follows:

i. Ministry of Information;

ii. Ministry of Commerce and Industries;

iii. Ministry of Women and Children Affairs;

iv. Ministry for Local Government Affairs; and

v. Ministry of Science and Technical Education.

“In accordance with restructuring exercise, His Excellency relieved all Special Advisers of their appointments. Similarly all the Directors General are hereby dropped to enable for proffer reorganisation of the existing Directorates.

“Accordingly, both the Special Advisers and the Directors General are hereby directed to hand over the affairs of their organisations to the accounting officers, or the Directors of Administration of their respective Directorates, as the case may be.

“This announcement takes immediate effect”, he added.

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