Matawalle directs LGAs to protect their domains against bandits

Matawalle and Bandits

Governor Bello Matawalle has warned the 14 newly sworn-in local government administrators to work hard to protect their domains against bandits.

On Wednesday, the governor issued the warning during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed local govt council administrators, held at the Government House in Gusau.

Mr Matawalle explained that following the dissolution of the last set of administrators at the local government level, it had become necessary to reconstitute another body until the security situation improves to pave the way for the local government councils election.

He noted that the situation in the various local government areas required total commitment and uprightness, which were some of the qualities considered in their selection.

Mr Matawalle warned them not to disappoint the confidence of the government and people, promising to support them in the quest to bring an end to banditry.

“Our mission is to implement policies and programmes that will assist in the positive transformation of people’s lives. We are particularly determined to do all that is humanly possible to secure our state and restore mutual trust among our communities,” he stated. “You must work hand in hand with the security agencies in your localities to ensure strict compliance with Executive Order number 001 of 2021, which I signed on the 26th day of August 2021.”

The sworn-in sole administrators include Ahmed Balarabe (Anka), Aminu Sulaiman Yarkufoji (Bakura), Kabiru Ladan Maigoro (Birnin-Magaji), Bashiru Muawiya (Bukkuyum), Mohammed Saddiq Maiturare (Bungudu), Abubakar Shehu Daki-Takwas (Gummi), and Sanusi Mohammed Sarki (Gusau).

Others are Nasiru Altine Yakamata (Kauran Namoda), Umaru Muazu Naabu (Maradun), Salisu Isa D/Gulbi (Maru), Abdulrahman Bala (Shinkafi), Dahiru Maiyara Garbadu (Talata-Mafara), Aminu Mudi (Tsafe), and Auwal Ahmad Bawa Moriki (Zurmi).