From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state has on Sunday sworn Secretary to the state government, the Head of service, Commissioners, Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries after they have sworn that, they never aided or abetted banditry throughout their lives.
They also swore that they would not use their position or wealth in future to commit, aid or abet banditry.
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony, Matawalle said, “All political office holders and traditional rulers in the state would also be called to make the same declaration”.
The Governor also stated that, other politicians from the opposition parties must come out and swear that they have no hand in banditry activities in the state.
He vowed to deal with any politician who refused to come out and swear that he has never participated, aided or abetted banditry throughout his life.
“I am calling on all the politicians, particularly the leaders of others political parties to come out and swear, otherwise, I will be left with no option but to deal with them”.
Matawalle maintained that, henceforth, anybody who is going to be appointed or given any contract in the state must swear that he has no connection in banditry.
He said that, his administration would not hesitate to take any measures which could bring an end to banditry in the state, calling on all the newly appointed Commissioners to consider the fight against banditry as their measure assignment.