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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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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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