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GOV MATAWALLE CALLS FOR REDEPLOYMENT OF MORE SECURITY AGENCIES TO FIGHT BANDITS IN THE NORTH WEST By Anas Sani Anka

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has called on the federal government to redeploy more security personals in the North Western part of the country in order to end the deadly armed banditry going on in the region.

The Givernor who made the call during a BBC hausa live chat described the resurgence of fresh attacks on innocent people of Zamfara State as worrisome abd unfortunate.
He said the presidential order for military crackdown at Katsina should be extended to Zamfara and indeed entire part of the region so that collectively the security challenges facing the area can be squarely addressed.
He emphasized that, the security challenges confronting the entire North Western part of Nigeria shall not be seen as purely a federal or state government affair but rather a collective fight to finish adding that, unless people considered themselves to be part of the problem, the situation will be hard to be contained.
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He attributed the unending crimes in the North West to the activities of the informants who take advantage of their closeness with the people to be sharing information on who to Target for attack or for ransom.
He cited example of one old rich person who take advantage of his poverty situation to be sending letters of notice of attacks to people in Zamfara state adding that, without the activities and full cooperation of the informants, armed banditry would have become a thing of history in Zamfara State.
He called for the federal government to come up with more effective measures that will end these deadly activities of the bandits and also engage the state governors in the North West with more realistic arrangement so that they can participate in making sure that, the security situation in the region is managed.

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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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