Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has signed an Executive Order restructuring the state government ministries from 28 to 16.
In a statement by Sulaiman Bala Idris, the governor’s spokesperson, confirmed that the measure is to cut wastage in government and eliminate duplication of functions.
He said, “The governor signed the Executive Order on Thursday at the Council Chambers of the Government House, Gusau.
“The newly approved ministries are those of Agriculture; Budget and Planning; Science and Technology; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance; Health; and Commerce; Trade and Industry.
Others are Information and Culture; Justice; Housing and Urban Development; Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Religious Affairs; Women Affairs and Social Development; Works and Infrastructure; Youth and Sport; Internal Security and Home Affairs.”
Meanwhile, the State Government has fully paid the inherited backlog of workers’ salaries, including that of June.
The governor had lamented the salary backlog when he assumed office saying he met only N4 million in a government account.