Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has directed all the 14 Local Government Area chairmen in the state to start paying a monthly stipend of N50,000 to each district heads in their council areas.
The governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, quoted Mr Matawalle as giving the directive during a courtesy visit paid to him by the Forum of District Heads in the state.
According to the statement, the governor also provided three new buses for the forum, one each for the three Senatorial Districts in the state.
While thanking the governor for the kind gesture, the Forum said it was at the Government House to reiterate their total support to the governor’s administration.
The Forum assured that it would support Mr Matawalle’s administration to further achieve total peace in the state.
In his remarks, Governor Matawalle enjoined them to always consider their position as a trust and work for the interest of the people.
He said their role as traditional institutions is to avoid political leanings and support the government for the attainment of the best for the people.
Meanwhile, Governor Matawalle has sworn in 15 additional Special Advisers in the state, on Tuesday.
Mr Matawalle noted that the appointment of the new SAs was born out of his administration’s desire to bring the government closer to the people and offer more opportunity for effective representation.
He, therefore, urged the new appointees to discharge any responsibility assigned to them with diligence and utmost patriotism.
“As you have just been sworn in, I want to use this medium to remind you of the task ahead, which is all about ensuring that you justify the confidence reposed in you by the government.
“You are expected to deploy your wealth of experience in the discharge of your new responsibilities and put in the best you could to make a difference wherever you might be assigned”, Governor Matawalle charged the new appointees.
He added that their choice was a result of a meticulous selection process based on their record of service and achievements in their past places of work.
“As Special Advisers, you should have it at the back of your mind that the entire state is your constituency. You must treat everyone with fairness and address issues broadmindedly.
“You should work in synergy with the civil servants and other relevant bodies to achieve the common objective of effective service delivery,” Mr Matawalle advised the appointees.