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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE CRIES OVER SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS AS HE HOSTS PARTICIPANTS OF NISS FOR RAMADAN BREAKFAST.

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has hosted the participants of senior Executive Intelligence management course 14 of the National institute for Security Studies for Ramadan Breakfast.

In a statement by the Governor Press Secretary Malam Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said, based on the experience acquired by the participants during their sojourn in the state they are now ambassadors of Zamfara state in the area of security management.

The Governor who expressed appreciation with the visiting participants, said their study tour in Zamfara state was timely as it would avail them the spectacular opportunity to thoroughly examine the security situation of the state.

The statement further said in combating banditry the administration of Matawalle has initiated a peace dialogue and reconciliation programme with the bandits aimed at restoring peace and tranquility in the state, pointing out that the non-kinectic and kinetic strategies adopted by the government are yielding fruitful results.

The Governor added that under the peace initiative many measures were adopted, such as dealing with recalcitrant bandits who have refused to repent, integrating the repented ones Into the larger society and provision of Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) Project and other infrastructures needed by both parties for peace to continue to reign in all parts of the state.

He informed the participants that the security situation in Zamfara had improved significantly, but the major problem is the nature of fake news being spread by the new media and some unscrupulous elements who do not wish the state well.

The Governor assured the participants that his administration will remain focused on issues of security and sustainable development of Zamfara State.

He further said the institute is like a home to him, as he recalled when he was the chairman of security and intelligence committee of the federal House of Representatives he participated in many activities of the institute, adding that more importantly he was at the institute last year when he presented a paper titled “National security and sustainable Development: Zamfara state experience.

He explained further that, he shared along with the participants of course 13 the experience of Zamfara state in handling challenges of banditry and related other related crimes.

Earlier, the team leader, Deputy Commandant and Director of studies D E Egbeji expressed appreciation with the warm reception accorded them throughout their stay in Zamfara state.

He described Zamfara as a peaceful state owing to their experience during the study tour, noting that no nation or society is leaves without experiencing some peculiar problem of insecurity bedeviling it.

The team leader lauded the peace initiative of Governor Bello Matawalle which he said has helped in tackling banditry and ensure the returned of sustainable peace.

He further said, the reconciliation programme of Zamfara State government would go along the way in restoring the lost glory of the state and ensure peaceful living which would be appreciated by all.

The Deputy Commandant who described Governor Bello Matawalle as a true friend of the institute, said the institute is proud of what the Governor is doing in transforming the state to an enviable position, and urged him to sustain the tempo in executing the developmental projects he has already started.

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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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