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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has pledged that his administration will provide all the necessary support needed for the hosting of the 1st National Conference of Women Islamic Organisations in Gusau in addition to the provision of all the necessary facilities required by the association to succeed in the conduct of its activities.

The Governor announced this on Monday when he received members of Zamfara state Female Ulama Association, and State Female Qur’anic Reciters Association led by Malama Hadijatu Maharazu Ishak and Malama Aisha Salihu Anka who paid him a courtesy visit at the Stage Government House Gusau on Monday.

In a statement by the Governor’s Press Secretary Malam Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said  the Governor expressed delight with the activities of the two Islamic organisations in propagating peaceful agenda in line with the Islamic tenets especially in the area of promoting peace, unity and harmony expressed his administration’s readiness to partners with the continued promotion of peace and harmony amongst people.

He further said, considering the significance his administration has attached to women, since his inception he has been paying a monthly stipend of N20,000 to 2,800 women with a view to empowering them to become self reliant.
He urged Women Islamic preachers in the state to use their knowledge and position to continue enlighten people especially women gender on the importance of peace and significance of supporting government policies and programmes.

Earlier, the chairperson of Female Ulama Association (famale Islamic Teachers organisation) Malama Hadijatu Maharazu Ishak said they were at Government House to pay a solidarity visit to the Governor and to inform him on the activities of the organisation which centered on teaching, and preaching of peace and unity among the people.

Malama Hadijatu Maharazu Ishak said the Association which was formed in 2017 is an umbrella of all women Islamic organisations cut across the 14 local Government Areas of the state.

She commended the Governor for appointing a female Commissioner, several women as Special Advisers among many other public appointments.

The chairperson told the Governor that arrangement has been been on top gear by the Association to conduct its first Annual National conference of women Islamic organisations in Zamfara State, and urged the state government to render its moral and financial support for the success of the conference.

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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The student Affairs officer of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talatar Mafara Malam Sanusi Kaura was among those kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna express road on Tuesday.

He was kidnapped while on his way to the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) pre-mobilization training in Abuja.

Mr Sanusi Kaura was a former NASUU chairman of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talatar Mafara.

It could be recalled that, some suspected bandits stormed the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Tuesday and kidnapped over forty, according to the reports by some national dailies.

The polytechnic authority through the school website urged the public to include the abductee in prayers.

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Zamfara State PDP state working committee has announced the suspension of the state party Chairman Rtd. Col. Bala Mande until after an investigation into the allegations raised against him is concluded.

According to the statement by the state party publicity secretary Abba Bello and issued to this medium by the PPS to the former Deputy Governor Aminu Umar Game-Game the Chairman was suspended over anti-party activities.

The statement added, “this becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working committee”.

The statement said his actions are in clear violation of the various sections of the PDP constitution.

It added, “this has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party”.

“The suspension is for a period of one month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee to constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation”.

“Considering the foregoing, the Vice Chairman Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda will oversee the activities of the party for the period of his suspension”.

Bello further said, the state working committee has inaugurated a panel of inquiry to investigate this allegation.

The members of the panel are Ahmed Sani Kaura Chaiman, Bala Zurmi Member, Sanin Baba member, Abdulhadi Ahmed member, Suwaiba Bako Member
Abul Mustapha member while Barr. Ibrahim Jibril is to serve as Secretary.

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