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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has urged the Federal Government to extend its Special Public Works Programme from three months to compete one year with a view to acommodating adequate number of employed youths in the country.
The Governor declared this when the Chairman and members of the state selection committee paid him a courtesy call at the state government house Gusau.

The Governor said the federal government Special Public Works programme initiated by the federal Ministry of Labour and Employment is an ideal concept which is designed to empower the youths and reduce high rate of crimes in the country through artisanal job creation.

Matawalle further commended President Muhammadu Buhari for creating 774,000 job’s through the new programe which targeted unskilled workers and others at the disadvantage positions. 
The Governor used the opportunity to congratulate the members of the selection committee for the opportunity given to them and urged them to justify the confidence reposed on them.

He called on them to consider every qualified candidate  who is an indigene of Zamfara State regardless of political party affiliation

Earlier in his address the Chairman of Zamfara State Selection Committee Engr Ahmed Garban Yandi said, they were at the Government House to seek for the Governor’s blessings by having a  smooth take off of the programme.

Garban Yandi informed the Governor that the programme was designed by the Federal Government with the sole aim of creating job opportunities and reducing unemployment among the teeming unemployed youths in the country

He further announced that the programme 
Engr. Yandi explained that the 1,000 persons that will be recruited in each local government area are to be engaged for the period of three months which is form October to December, 2020  and they are expected to carry out public works that are peculiar to their respective areas. 

He added that all the identified  beneficiaries will be paid a monthly allowance of 20,000 for the period of 3 month expressing hope that the exercise may  be extended beyond the first  phase.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has formally retired from active service of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday.

He retired on age ground since he has thirty-three of active years in service.

He assumed office as police Commissioner in Zamfara in August 13th 2021 and formally retired after attaining 60 years of age.

During his twelve months of active service as the Police, Commissioner Elkana work harder

Addressing officers of the command, CP Elkana said he has never regretted serving the police force since he has done his best in serving his country.

He commended the IGP Baba Alkali, the state Governor Bello Matawalle, heads of security outfits and indeed all officers of the command for their support to him during his active days as police commissioner.

He also appealed to Nigerian youths to join the police force, stressing that it would help to enhance the depleting manpower, “in order to sustain the efforts to rid Zamfara State and Nigeria in general of security challenges.

He urged his predecessor and indeed all officers of the command to remain committed and be corrupt free in the discharge of their official duty.

Today in Gusau, I am leaving with so much legacy. We were able to stimulate our men and enhanced their operational capacity to combat crimes and criminality in the state.

“But all these achievements were made possible with the collective support and cooperation of the Inspector General of Police, Zamfara State Governor and officers and men of this command.” he explained.

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A woman leader in charge of the campaign of Dr. Dauda Lawal the Zamfara PDP gubernatorial candidate has conducted a sensitization meeting with hundreds of women as part of her strategies of securing support for the PDP gubernatorial candidate.

Mrs Lami Samaho who conducted the sensitization rally in Gusau on Wednesday with the support of some prominent women including Hajiya Lubabatu Ammani and rest the meeting was scheduled to create awareness on the need for Zamfara women to support Dr. Dauda Lawal.

She emphasized on the need for women to rally round their support for Dr. Dauda Lawal considering the good plans he had for the development of womanhood.

She said, she was sent by Dauda Lawal Dare to continue to engage women and assured them of his resolved to continue to safeguard their value and integrity.

Samaho also emphasized that, the purpose of the sensitization was to enlighten women in Zamfara on the dos and don’t expect of them ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Zamfara State Police Commissioner Ayuba Elkana has decorated (19) Deputy Superintendents of Police to their new ranks of Superintendents of Police on Wednesday.

The activity which took place at the state police headquarters was witnessed by DCP Operation Dauda Mamman and DCP Finance and Administration Mr. Olubenga Adepoju.

According to the police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad, the CP warned the officers to put in their best and renew their commitment with utmost professionalism to justify the recent elevation to their new ranks.

He also thanked the IGP and indeed the Police Service Commission for the promotion and other gestures provided to the officers and men of the command, and called on all the officers within the command not to relent in doing the right thing.

Few among the officers elevated in the new promotion include, SP Sadiq Umar, O/C Highway Patrol, SP Sadiq Mohd, staff officer senior (SOS), SP Babangida Abubakar, P&G OPs, among others.

In a vote of thanks on behalf of other promo tees, SP Babangida Abubakar expressed appreciation to the IGP and Police service commission for the promotion, and promised to reciprocate the gesture through hard work, commitment in line with professional ethics and international best practices.

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