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ANALYZING NEW ZAMFARA POLITICAL FORMULA (50/50)

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By ANAS SANI ANKA

(PERSONAL OPINION)

I have listened to the arguments of Zamfara former Governor Abdulazeez Yari in his interview with Awal Janyau of BBC Hausa service on their fresh request to Governor Bello Matawalle for sharing of political and party positions on the ratio of 50/50 and I said to myself all of them have opened their inner heart now.

What do I mean? I have said it time and time again that both camps are raising their eyebrow for their selfish and personal gain.

I would have expected the condition of those in Yari camp to include forcing the Governor to declare state of emergency on education, recruit more teachers, enhance their salaries and wages as well as provide state of the earth educational infrastructures for the educational transformation of the state.

I expected also that part of their conditions is to ask the Governor to enhance security in the state by taking measures that would help minimize the bloodshed, tears, and sorrow that befalls hundreds of families in different parts of Zamfara State.

The least I expect from their conditions is to ask the Governor to release funds for supply of drugs to hospitals, and equipped our dilapidated secondary health facilities with all the infrastructures and equipments needed for the common person of Zamfara to access quality health care.

For Governor Matawalle, I expect that part of his conditions is to ask Yari’s camp, how do you support me to revive agriculture and secure as many grants as possible from the World Bank, Central Bank, Bank of Industry and other donor agencies so that our lost glory of “farming is our pride” could be revived.

I also expected Governor Bello Matawalle to make part of his conditions to include, how do you help me to revive our state-owned textile, ailing cotton ginerries and other manufacturing industries so that job can be created for thousands of unemployed breadwinners.

But like what the white man use to say about Africa “effort put in vain”, this wicked political formula of 50/50 is em phasing more on how to share the booty of political and government positions.

The formula has reaffirmed our earlier positions that these crops of politicians do not care about the common man on the street of Gusau, Gummi, Anka or Shinkafi but rather what they are going to accumulate for themselves and their families.

I don’t think reviving education is part of their concern because their children are abroad studying in the most expensive capital schools.

I don’t think securing Zamfara is part of their concern although, day-in-day-out innocent persons who are on the street looking for their legitimate earnings are being abducted for ransom and these politicians are only interested in holding political meetings and permutations.

I don’t think reviving health sector is their priority since they have access to public resources where they steal?? And go to the best hospitals in Dubai and Germany for medical attention.

I think it is time for people of Zamfara to realize the danger ahead and take the best decision of aging out all those who have been part of Zamfara political journey from 1999 to date. This is an absolute necessity we must not avoid.

I said this without any apology, “They are the problem of Zamfara state” and “aging them out of political landscape of Zamfara is the best cure”.

If we allow them to continue in the political mainstream of Zamfara we would all shade tears at the long run.

I used to give example of former Governor Yari who is the recent or immediate past Governor of Zamfara State that “he has done what he wanted to do with the Zamfara State resources rightly or wrong?? and he used the opportunity of being a Governor to became who he wants to become and leaves” but the question is what is he living behind for Zamfara people, liabilities, political crises or insecurity?

No doubt he has done his very best but left behind a failed system which the current Governor lacks the requisite talent to fix, this is my opinion and I am sure it would form the majority opinion of average Zamfara person

It is time for Zamfara people to understand that we all need to come together to think beyond the box, how? By changing our political leadership recruitment strategy,, it is absolutely a “wrong and weak one”.

I argue about Zamfara being on time bomb sometime early this year during a conversation but an elderly father Ahmad Zabarma cautioned that “he doubted if the time bomb has not exploded”?

“Yes it has defending on how interprete or analyse the situation in Zamfara”.

It is a most if we want to fix Zamfara State we have to stop putting the slightest hope on Yarima, Mahmuda, Abdulazeez Yari or even the present Governor Bello Matawalle or their blind political supporters “they are all part of the problem” we have to clear before Zamfara can move forward.

The earlier we understand this reality, the better for us.

May God almighty save Zamfara State from collapsing

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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