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GOV BELLO MATAWALLE EXPEND N1.4 BILLION IN REMODELING STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has expended a total of 1.4 billion naira in reconstructing the state house of assembly complex as part of his effort to strengthen their legislative activities.

In a statement by the Governor’s Director General of Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau said, said the Governor promised to sustain the mutual working relationship with the legislative arms of the government.

The Governor who spoke at the official inauguration of the new house of assembly edifice on Wednesday in Gusau said the project cost the state a total of N1,403,011,985.89.

Idris said the house edifice which was commissioned by Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masaru has among other things an administrative block, house chamber, committee rooms, restaurant, filling station, clinic, mosque, and wall fence.

“Matawalle, a one time federal legislator said the provision of the modern assembly complex in the state was necessitated in realization that the lawmakers were housed in dilapidated structure and the need to provide for them a serene environment that would give them the much-needed atmosphere and state of mind to provide laws most benefit to the teeming population of the state” Idris added.

“According to Idris, “for the House to effectively perform its legislative and oversight functions, it is vital that a conducive working environment is provided which commissioning is part of a series of events packaged to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Bello Matawalle led administration in the state”.

Governor Matawalle thanked Aminu Bello. Masari for accepting the state invitation and for inaugurating the new office edifice, noting that as former Speaker he knows the value of having a conducive working environment for the lawmakers.

The Governor charged the state legislators to redouble their efforts to come up with effective legislations that will further improve the wellbeing of Zamfara people.

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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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