Aisha Shinkafi, the Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children, has announced her resignation as commissioner and member of the Zamfara State Executive Council.
This was stated in a statement copied from her Facebook page in response to her resignation due to a rift between her ministry and the First Lady’s office.
“The truth is that I actually resigned my appointment as a Commissioner in Zamfara State but not for the reasons that there was a friction between the first lady and myself,” she wrote.
She stated that she resigned in order to accept another job as Commissioner in Imo State from Governor Hope Uzodinma.
“I was actually appointed a Commissioner by my State Governor by birth Senator Hope Uzodinma almost the same time my State Governor by marriage Bello Matawalle also appointed me a Commissioner in Zamfara State.
“Don’t forget that prior to that, I was already serving under the government of His Excellency Governor Bello Matawalle Maradun as a Special Adviser on Investment and Public-Private Partnership.”
She stated, “I decided to pick Zamfara Commissioner offer against that of Imo because of my close relationship with His Excellency Governor Bello Matawalle and his wife, Zamfara State First Lady Hajia Aisha Bello Matawalle who I both see as my family, and I have enjoyed a lot of their goodwill and benevolence over the years.
“In fact, they have always been my benefactors, and I am eternally grateful to them
“The real reason I resigned my appointment as a Commissioner in Zamfara State is never connected to any ill-feeling or dissatisfaction of any kind on the part of His Excellency the Governor who has treated me favourably, or on the part of Her Excellency the First Lady who has been absolutely wonderful to me.
“I resigned my Zamfara appointment because my father His Royal Highness the oldest Monarch in Imo State and the Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma who is also quite close to His Excellency Governor Bello Matawalle as a fellow APC governor pleaded with me to serve in Imo State.
“However, I kept His Excellency Governor Bello Matawalle in the picture from the onset. In fact, both Governor Hope Uzodinma and Governor Bello Matawalle discussed it at a certain stage.”