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Zamfara commissioner resigns, blasts Gov. Matawalle

Zamfara Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Jamilu Zannah has resigned, posting a sharp rebuke of Governor Bello Matawalle as a bad team player.

Zannah resigned barely two weeks after his inauguration as a member of the state executive council.

He hinged his resignation on the “high-handedness” and lack of consultation on the part of Matawalle.

The government has however dismissed the claims, saying Zannah’s action was unfortunate, selfish and a ploy for cheap publicity.

The former Commissioner, who also served as Matawalle’s campaign director during the 2019 governorship election in the state, announced his resignation on Saturday while speaking to newsmen at his Gusau residence.

“His excellency, Alhaji Bello Matawalle has been doing things and running this government single handedly since he assumed office as governor.

“As his campaign director general, I know we made several promises to many people that when we succeed, these promises will be met.

“However, of all the appointments so far made which include many directors general, senior special assistants, special assistants, special advisers, permanent secretaries, commissioners and members of boards and committees, I am not aware of any that the governor consulted us on.”

Zannah who just returned from a medical trip in India said, “even though the governor was aware of my sickness and my medical trip where l stayed for about 40 days, which was why l missed the executive council inauguration, he never called to sympathize with me up to the time l returned.

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