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Governor Bello Matawalle has commended the courage and commitment of the Nigerian Airforce in fighting armed banditry and other forms of criminalties in the state.

The Governor handed down the commendation on Sunday at the 2023 Armed Forces Remembrance day which held at the state Trade Fair Complex, Bye Pass Road Gusau.

“No doubt, the army operatives have worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe and to bring relative stability to the state”.

He maintained that “this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance day provides an avenue for individuals, groups and other stakeholders to honour and assist veteran soldiers who are still alive but weak to earn a living, and at the same time use the occasion to further remind us of the need to carefully guard the unity of our Nation which we won at a great cost”.
The Governor seized the opportunity to cautioned the public from making unguarded utterances capable of bringing disunity in the country.

According to the Governor, Zamfara State has been battling with banditry and other related crimes for more than a decade a development which he said undermined the state economically, most especially in terms of industrial activities, trade and investment, education and agriculture, pointing out that the challenges have also affected social activities and inter-communal relations across the State.

“We have deployed both the kinetic and non-kinetic methods in this crucial battle to secure the state which has led to the return of normalcy in some of the hard-hit areas,” the Governor added.

The state Government he said has “provided all the logistic support and made adequate arrangements to ensure the welfare of the families of gallant officers who lost their lives during internal security operations and to settle the outstanding medical bills of those who sustained injury”.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration would continue to forge a useful alliance with neighbouring states, security agencies and other relevant stakeholders as part of the strategy of rooting out these miscreants not just from the shores of the state but the entire sub-region.

He commended the valuable contributions of the Nigerian Armed Forces and their sister security agencies in the state for their outstanding contributions towards ensuring that working facilities and logistic equipment are put to optimal use and called on all stakeholders to redouble their support to the security agencies, most especially in the area of vital information that will lead to the success of their operations.

The Governor called on security agencies operating in the state to be more proactive and remain professional in the discharge of their constitutional assignment and adhere to and operate within the extant local and international laws.

To the members of the Nigerian legion, the Governor saluted their efforts as “Sauran Mazan Jiya” and enjoined the general public to assist the Nigerian legion with generous donations to complement the roles they played in sustaining peace, harmony and building the nation.

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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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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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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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