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GOV MATAWALLE ATTENDS STRATEGIC SECURITY MEETING IN KADUNA

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Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has attended a one day North- West Zonal strategic security town hall meeting at Arewa House Kaduna today.


The meeting which was led by the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana  Munguno (rtd) comprises of all the seven Governors of the North-West and their Secretaries to the State Government,.


The Governor’s Spoke Person Zailani Bappa said, other stake holders include the Chief of Defense Staff and all the Service Chiefs, the Inspector General of Police and the Directors-General of National Intelligence Agency(NIA) and the State Department (SSS).


Governor Matawalle described the town hall meeting as a welcome development especially in the light of the fact that the country was undergoing serious political upheavals which calls for the contribution of all and sundry to find a lasting solution to its growing menace. 


The NSA said the meeting was designed to cover all the six geo- political zones of the country in a bid to feel the pulse of the people and generate workable ideas to solving the security problems of the nation. 


The meeting was however, adjourned due to unexpected security turn of events especially in the South-Western part of the country where a declaration was set up to visit the affected area and assess the level of damage.

 
The NSA, however, apologized to all the  stakeholders at the meeting for the inability of the meeting to generate all that was needed and promised to stage another comeback on the same subject matter.


The Governors and all the Service Chiefs retired to the Sir Kasheem Ibrahim House and extensively deliberated on the current security situation in the Zone.

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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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