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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD, CALLS FOR STAKEHOLDERS COLLABORATION ON FIGHT AGAINST ARMED BANDITRY.

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has declared that, it is only when all stakeholders put hands on desk with sincerity of purpose, fight against banditry in the North may succeed.

Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Malam Zailani Bappa who stood in for the Governor made the declaration at the 2020 Annual Leadership Award of the Leadership Newspapers which held at the International Conference Center, Abuja.

Bappa who spoke extensively on the measures put in place by Zamfara State government in fighting banditry, noted that the administration of Bello Matawalle has provided enough opportunities to bandits terrorizing people of Zamfara to repent from their bad ways, the result of which many of them repented and even assisted in the arrest of unrepentant ones and rescue of many kidnap victims.

He pointed out that the recent onslaught on the bandits by joint forces is to ensure the complete return of peace throughout the state, adding that the action is recording maximum successes.

He congratulated the staff and management of the Leadership Newspapers for successfully organizing the 2020 award ceremony as well as the recipients of the awards whom he said deserved the awards.

The event was chaired by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar lll, Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo as Special Guest, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and the Chairman of Nigerian Governor’s Forum and governor of Ekiti State, Chief Kayode Fayemi

Also in attendance was the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina who served as the Guest Speaker.

The theme of the event was “National and Regional Insecurity: The Role of Political and Non-Political Actors in Stabilization and Consensus Building.”.

The Governor’s representative was accompanied to the event by the Director-General on Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications, Alhaji Yusuf Idris

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BREAKING: CASH SWAP: SUPREME COURT AGREES WITH ZAMFARA, KOGI & KADUNA GOVERNORS OVER FEB 10TH DEADLINE

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has restrained the Federal Government from continuing with the full implementation of the demonetization policy.

Three northern states, Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara, had, in a motion ex-parte filed on February 3rd, prayed the apex court to halt the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy.

A 7-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Okoro, in a unanimous ruling, granted an interim injunction restraining the FG, CBN, commercial banks etc, from implementing the February 10 deadline for the old 200, 500 and 1000 Naira notes to stop being a legal tender.

The court further held that the FG, CBN, and commercial banks must not continue with the deadline pending the determination of a notice on notice in respect of the issue on February 15.

By the ruling, the old Naira notes continue to be legal tenders in Nigeria.

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ZAMFARA AG. GOV. NASIHA VISITS CBN GUSAU BRANCH, ASK COMMERCIAL BANKS TO IMPROVE ON SERVICE DELIVERY.

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Zamfara State Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid an unscheduled visit to the Gusau branch of Central Bank on Monday.

The visit was part of the commitment of the Matawalle administration to ensure that the suffering of the people of the state in trying to access cash from banks has been reduced to the barest minimum.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the Senator expressed dismay with the manner at which people are spending multiple hours at the ATM points trying to access cash for their daily activities.

He therefore urged the CBN to develop ways of getting people out of the present predicament.

In a response, the branch controller of CBN Mal. Buhari Abbas thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured that the needful would be done and cash would be made available in the shortest possible time.

In a related development, the Deputy Governor paid similar unscheduled visits to FCMB,ECO Bank, Zenith and Gt Bank in order to hear from the citizens directly.

He commended the arrangements made by FCMB and ECO banks in trying their best to make money available for customers to withdraw, especially at the ATM Points.

As for Zenith and Gt Bank, Sen. Nasiha expressed dismay over the poor arrangements made for the customers in the two banks and urged them to ensure that Improvement has been made

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ZMSG DIRECT WATER BOARD TO SUSTAIN WATER TRANSMISSION TWICE A DAY

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Zamfara state Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid unscheduled visit to the state Ministry of Water Resources as part of the commitment of the state government in ensuring potable water supply within Gusau the capital city and its environs.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the visit of the Acting Governor was triggered by the constant public outcry over shortage of water supply in the capital city.

Sen. Nasiha who commended the effort of the staff of the Ministry for demonstrating serious commitment to duty explained that the high cost of diesel has been part of the reason that is causing inconsistencies in the frequent supply of water.

But he explained that the state government has taken the appropriate steps of increasing the funding of the Ministry because of the reality on the ground.

He urged the ministry to intensify public enlightenment so that people can be kept informed about the challenged faced by the ministry.
While urging the commissioner of Water Resources to forward situation report directly to his office for action, he directed the ministry to ensure transmission of water to Gusau town and environs twice a day.

The Commissioner for water resources in a response thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured him of their readiness to comply with the government directive at all time.

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