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I am ready to resign says Gov. Matawalle if it will bring peace to Zamfara State

Bello Matawalle says he is ready to resign as governor of Zamfara if that will bring peace to the state.

Matawalle who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today stated this when asked if he is intimidated by the Federal Government’s declaration of a ‘No-Fly Zone’ in Zamfara.

If I know that my resigning as a governor will make the people sleep with their two eyes closed, I can resign. As i am ready to do what will bring security.

I am not power-hungry. I have been having a sleepless night to protect the people of Zamfara State.”

He added that the peace and daily activities of the Citizens is not to be traded for an individuals Political ambition

At such the peace of the state is more paramount to him than the office he is currently occupying

Admonishing other colleagues, he further said ” a leader is first, a shepherd and no shepherd is at peace when his sheep is missing.

I have lost my peace of mind since the invasion of Zamfara by bandits.


The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, had on Tuesday said

President Buhari approved the declaration “No-Fly Zone” in Zamfara, as part of efforts to tackle the security challenges in the state.

Matawalle noted that while he has no grievance regarding the order,

he was however disappointed that the National Security Council did not consult him before making the declaration.

The governor also stated that the ‘No-Fly Zone’ order is not the same as declaring a state of emergency.

He argued that the flight ban was supposed to have been extended to some other states

Seeing that the security challenges faced in Zamfara were also affecting many states in the northern part of the country.

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