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AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF AGITATIONS, GOVERNOR BELLO MATAWALLE FINALLY SIGNS ZAMFARA BPP BILL IN TO LAW

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has signed in to law three executive bills passed by the State Assembly.


They are the Consolidated Revenue Law, the law on establishment of Bureau for Public Procurement and the law establishing and  management of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


According to the Statement by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment Media and Communication Malam Zailani Bappa said with the new development, the consolidated revenue law will seek to improve the revenue generation drive of the state government both at the center and at the local government areas level in specific.


“Under this law, the appropriate agency will identify taxable organisations, businesses and individual entrepreneurs and enforce the payment of same tax appropriately under experienced tax administrators” Bappa added.


“The law provides detailed provisions by which leakages in government revenue will be blocked while appropriate collections will always accrue duly to the coffers of the government’s”. 


As for the law establishing Bureau for Public Procurement it was conceived to regulate public procurement procedures through strict adherence to all procurement chains and procedures 

“The body responsible for this will embark on proper education and awareness campaign to potential contractors as it applies standard procedures and guidelines such as to ensure  proper certification of bidding companies and and tender procedures” Bappa added. 


The body will also ensure  tender notice is timely placed with specifications and requirements clearly spelt out for the interested companies that intends to bid for government contracts at all time.

 
As for the SDG law it was design to accelerate the sustainable economic growth development by achieving higher level of production through technological innovation as well as achieve the 17 goals set out under the law. 


“These goals included among others, the eradication of hunger and achieving food security, ensure healthy lives of citizens and the promotion of good hygiene, provision of access to justice, building of resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialisation” Bappa Added. 


After signing the bills into law, Governor Matawalle expressed his optimism that the new laws will turn around the fortunes of the state Government and the people and urged those to be bestowed with any parts of the  responsiblity to work deligently for the much desired results.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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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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