The Zamfara State Government House, ministries and companies are presently abandoned after the state governor, Bello Matawalle, left the nation for United States, the place one in every of his wives was delivered of a child woman, SaharaReporters has gathered.
SaharaReporters had reported that the governor left the nation on Sunday, September 19, 2021 after vowing that the ban on cell telecommunications within the state will stay till the the bandits terrorising the state are handled.
Matawalle had pledged to stay within the state to fill the pains of the communication lockdown along with the lots.
Sources advised SaharaReporters that all through final week, most high authorities functionaries together with commissioners, everlasting secretaries, amongst others stayed away from their places of work, a scenario that additional grounded the state following the shutting down of GSM community, closure of markets, faculties and restriction of motion in some areas.
Following the governor’s departure, the state Government House has been abandoned.
The fundamental gate was half opened all through final week, the supply added.
In the absent of the highest authorities functionaries, it was noticed that almost all employees additionally stayed away from their places of work.
“Senior authorities officers together with everlasting secretaries and administrators weren’t on floor. At the J.B. Yakubu Secretariat, housing many of the ministries within the state, solely safety guards and cleaners have been seen.
“You know Zamfara is a rural state and whenever the governor is not around, government workers will go for their private businesses. Everything revolves around the governor. Banditry has worsened the situation in the state,” the supply mentioned.
A authorities official advised SaharaReporters that he left the state for a personal engagement for the reason that governor was not round. He mentioned the governor additionally left for his private engagement.
“Now that the United Nations General Assembly is over, why is the governor not back? The President is back. The main reason the governor went to US was for his family affair. His wife was delivered of a baby girl and this is why he travelled,” he mentioned.
Matawalle had two weeks in the past despatched his spouse to the US the place she was delivered of a child woman.
Deadly assaults have raged throughout Zamfara state the place bandits have thrived.
Farming and herding communities within the state have lengthy been terrorised by gangs who raid villages, stealing cattle and kidnap residents for ransom.
In 2019, the state authorities entered a peace settlement with the gunmen.
About 15 model new Hilux autos and money presents have been additionally given to leaders of various ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.
But regardless of all these, communities within the state are nonetheless being attacked and residents kidnapped and killed.
To curtail the banditry, the federal government positioned ban on cell telecommunications community.
There are additionally restrictions of motion in some elements of the state whilst markets, banks and different industrial locations have been shut.