Matawalle removes 19 permanent secretaries over failure of test

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Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has just reduced the number of permanent secretaries in the state from 46 to 27 and also created a new ministry for Security and Home Affairs.

The governor announced this on Thursday, 14th November. The governor said: “The government has reduced the number of Permanent Secretaries from 46 to 27. This was, however, done after written and oral tests for all the existing Permanent Secretaries.”

Matawalle, named newly created Directorates as Lands Matters, Housing and Urban Development, Chieftaincy Affairs, Maintenance, and Disaster Management, Inter-Community Relations, Bureau for Public Procurement and Bureau for Public Service.

He disclosed that the reforms followed the White Paper produced after a report of a committee earlier set to study the structure of the Public Service.

Matawalle assured the people that his administration will continue to improve on the mechanism of governance and ensure that quality is achieved in service.

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