Sani Haruna FRCN
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has visited the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha to seek full representation of the state indigenes in the federal civil service.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director-General, Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications to the Governor, Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau.
He said the visit centred on how to fill the state’s quota with genuine indigenes of the state at the federal level in accordance with provisions of the federal character in all federal government MDA’s and other political appointments.
The Governor also discussed the Covid-19 strategy on best ways to curb the spread of new wave virus in Zamfara state and the nation at large.
According to him, Zamfara State indigenes were left behind in terms of federal government appointments and strategic positions compared to other states in the country solicited for the filling of the gap as provided by the Federal Character.
Responding, the SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha thanked Governor Matawalle for the timely visit and assured to fix Zamfara indigenes in all the federal government MDAs in order to contribute their quota toward the development of the country.
He also commended the governor’s effort in uniting members of the APC in the state describing it as one of the main signs of development and urged him to sustain the tempo.
An investigation conducted by Radio Nigeria shows that Zamfara has the least number of people at federal government ministries, departments and agencies with only one permanent secretary at the federal civil service.
The governor was accompanied by the secretary to Zamfara State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Principal Private Secretary, Alhaji Lawal Umar Maradun and the Director-General Protocols, Alhaji Aliyu Sani Bk.