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Zamfara sack 21 permanent secretaries for failing aptitude test

Dr Bello Matawalle, Governor of Zamfara State

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has revealed that 21 permanent secretaries in Zamfara State failed the aptitude test conducted by the government in the state.

According to the governor, Zamfara has the highest number of permanent secretaries in the North-West region.

“All assessments have shown our state has a far greater number of permanent secretaries than any of our sister states in the North-West, and we constituted a restructuring committee to verify their competence,” the governor told journalists at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

“The  committee, therefore, invited all the  permanent secretaries and six others whose appointments were reversed by the past administration and subjected them to a written test and interview to assess them.

“Based on the outcome of the assessment, only 26 qualified for retention as permanent secretaries.”

He said that those who failed the test might be considered for appointment as directors and executive secretaries.

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