Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has sworn in Alhaji Bello Bala Maru as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG.
He also directed ministries to take charge of workers’ salary payments.
According to Governor Matawalle, “the decision to take away the payments from the ministry of finance is in order to bring about some semblance of probity and accountability into the civil service.”
“Workers welfare would be taken care of and we expect them to put in their best, inject their wealth of experience into the service for the betterment of their people and erring civil servants will be sanctioned,” he said.
Matawalle further explained that farmers would soon return to their farmlands as efforts were being made to make sure that communities are protected.
While charging the new SSG to bring about necessary positive changes in the state civil service, the governor revealed that he would appoint people in his administration across party divides based on competence and merit.