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GOV. MATAWALLE VOWS TO CONTINUE WITH PEACE ACCORD AS HE COMMENDS SHEIKH AHMAD GUMMI FOR REACHING OUT TO ARMED BANDITS.

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At the weekly preaching session in Gusau on Friday, Governor Bello Matawalle has re-affirmed his administration’s determination to continue with the peace accord entered in to with the bandits since it has helped in minimizing the excessive killings of innocent souls.


In a statement by Governor’s Director General Press Affairs Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau Matawalle said, the peace deal is the most reliable way of ending the armed bandit activities which has lingered in Zamfara for long.


He noted that since peace accord has been ordained by God he will continue to push it as it will help in addressing injustice, foster unity, love and strengthen mutual understanding amongst parties.

He added that as responsible leader there is no way he will fold his hands and allow bloodshed to continue unabated amongst his people.

He explained further that, though the conflict in Zamfara was inherited by his government, he has done much he could to make sure that the insecurity has reduced to the barest minimum.


Matawalle therefore urged the public to support government effort in addressing the problem especially that security management is a collective responsibility of every citizen.


He also urged the public to resist from politicizing security problem since the conflict knows no political or religious divides.

Matawalle used the opportunity to commend the effort of Shiekh Ahmad Gummi for his sacrificial visit to many bandit camps in Zamfara as well as his wisdom of preaching peace to the bandits.



He charged Islamic Scholars at all levels to emulate Sheikh Ahmad Gummi in reaching out to bandits through teaching and preaching the word of God.

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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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