The Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has created a new ministry for Security and Home Affairs, just as he reduced the number of permanent secretaries from 46 to 27.
The governor announced this in a statewide broadcast on Thursday night, saying the decision was aimed at making the service more compact and result oriented.
According to the governor, those who failed the tests and were demoted would be considered for reassignment to parastals as Directors General or Executive Secretaries.
Mr Matawalle disclosed the names of the newly created Directorates as that of Lands matters,
Housing and Urban Development, Chieftaincy Affairs, Maintenance and Disaster Management, Inter
community relations, Bureau for Public Procurement and Bureau for Public Service.
“The government has reduced the number of Permanent Secretaries from 46 to 27. This was however,
done after a written and oral tests for all the existing Permanent Secretaries,” the governor said.
These reforms, the governor said, were done based on the White Paper produced after a report of a
committee earlier set to study the structure of the Public Service in the state with the view of adding value to it for optimum productivity.
Mr Matawalle assured the people that his administration will continue to improve on the mechanism of governance and ensure that quality is achieved in service.