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Governor Bello Matawalle has announced the reinstatement of some Special Advisers and Directors General who were earlier suspended via circular from the office of the Secretary to the state government Hon. Bala Bello Maru.

However, Not all the Special Advisers and Director Generals suspended earlier by the Governor made up the new list as some were not categorically told their fate by the new circular released on Friday.

Former Special Adviser Public Enlightenment Media and Communication Malam Zailani Bappa, former Special Adviser Strategy Garzali Shehu Ahmed, former Director General New Media Bello Zauma, former Director General Directorate of Humanitarian Affairs Asmau Moriki, former Director General Gusau Central market Sulaiman Zumunchi and some others were not part of the new list.

According to the new list Hon. Yusuf Abubakar Zugu has retained his seat as special Adviser Chieftaincy Affairs, Muzakkiru Sidi Bawa, Zamfara Comprehensive Agricultural Revolution Program (ZACAREP), Abdulrahaman Bala Shinkafi, deployed to Directorate of Sports, Bashir Muhammad Wali, Zamfara Environmental Sanitation Agency (ZESA) and Bello Muhammad Galadima Labour Matters.

Others are Umaru Giggi Maradun deployed to Directorate of Rural Urban Electricfication, Abubakar Abdullahi Maradun deployed RUGA, Hashimu Muh’d Modomawa Land and survey and Abdullahi Ibrahim Ma’aji Gusau who was retained as Special Adviser Political Affairs to the Governor.

The list included Comrade Lukman Bisallah Majidadi who was retained at the Directorate of Scholarship, Fatima Musa Muh’d also retained as Special Adviser Office of the first lady while Dr Rabi Ibrahim was also retained as Special Adviser Directorate of Investment.

Aminu Abdullahi Alkali was also retained as Special Adviser SDG, Aliyu Madawaki Adabka retained as Special Adviser on Assembly Matters and Surajo Habibu Abdullahi Special Adviser Liaison Services.

The Governor also retained Abdullahi Muh’d Mai Turare as Special Adviser Directorate of Accelerated Cotton Development, Barrister Junaidu Aminu retained as Special Adviser Judicial and legal Matters, Alh Ahmed Muktar Muhd Housing and Urban Development and Hon Rufai Chiroma Rural water supply

As for the posts of Directors General, Hon. Jamilu Haruna Kalale was retained as DG Sports, Lawali Hussaini Director General Office of the Executive Governor (OEG), Yusuf Idris Gusau DG Public Enlighment Media and Communication and Aliyu Sani BK retained as DG Protocol Government House from Deputy Governors office.

Hon. Abdullahi Lawal Ahmed deployed as DG Protocol Deputy Governor’s office, Babangida Umar Zurmi DG Press Affairs office of the Deputy Governor while Sanusi Ahmed lilo was retained as DG but to Directorate of Investment from Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board (ZUREPB).

The list also announced the retention of Inuwa Jabbi Maradun as DG Quarter System, Usman Marafa Nahuce DG Land and survey, Hassan Idris retained as DG Zamfara Geographic Information System (ZAGIS), Murtala Ishaq Jangebe DG Government House Maintenance, Hon Tukur Muhd Magami DG Tractor Hiring while Idris Garba Rikiji was redeployed to Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board (ZUREPB).

Hon. Hussaini Aliyu Mafara was appointed as DG Awaiting for posting, Aminat Ahmed Gusau DG RUGA, Hon. Nasiru Bawa Hayin Alhaji DG Protocol SSG office, Zainab Nuhu retained as DG Protocol office of first lady and MustaphaJjafaru Kaura DG Press Affairs State House of Assembly.

The list also has Shehu Ahmed DG Protocol House of Assembly, Mikailu Aliyu DG Political Affairs, Abdullahi Isa Bayaro DG Strategy and Dev, Shehu Muhd Anka Director General Zamfara Environmental Sanitation Agency (ZESA) and Hon. Surajo Haske DG Solid Minerals Development.

No information was however issued regarding the status of those suspended Special Advisers and Directors General that do not make up the list.

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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