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GOVERNMENT OF ZAMFARA IS RUN BY INCOMPETENT PEOPLE: FORMER COMMISSIONER

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Picture of Ahmad Abubakar Maradun, former Commissioner of Science and Technology, Zamfara State 
Former Commissioner of Science and Technology Ahmad Abubakar Maradun has criticize the creation of three additional ministries by Governor Bello Matawalle even as he insisted that such a decision is irrational.


Maradun who spoke to the Managing Editor of Thunder Blowers on Thursday explained that, Zamfara State does not need up to twenty ministries considering the shortfall in the revenue accrual to the state.


“The Governor is either misinformed or conducted his action deliberately, but he knew fully well that his political structure is both inactive and may not yield any fruitful result” 


He said the problem with the government of Bello Matawalle is that it is breeding incompetent people who have nothing to offer for the development of the state. 


“We are vindicated that the government of Zamfara is run by of incompetent people and this is why two years in to the government they have less to show as evidence of service delivery”. 

He argued that, in the first place there is no justification for the volume of political appointments the Governor has been making since assumption in office noting that a significant percentage of those appointed have no schedule of duty.


“Maradun said for several times the Governor was criticized for breeding incompetent people in the political administration of the state and their incapacitation is reflecting visibly in the performance of his government” Maradun added.


On the persistent calls for the Governor to reshuffle his cabinet, Ahmad Maradun said, what the PDP government in Zamfara needed is total restructuring of its political architecture and inclusion of more capable hands that understand how government functions. 

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER OF ZAMFARA POLYTECHNIC, KIDNAPPED

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The student Affairs officer of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talatar Mafara Malam Sanusi Kaura was among those kidnapped along Abuja-Kaduna express road on Tuesday.

He was kidnapped while on his way to the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) pre-mobilization training in Abuja.

Mr Sanusi Kaura was a former NASUU chairman of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talatar Mafara.

It could be recalled that, some suspected bandits stormed the Abuja-Kaduna highway on Tuesday and kidnapped over forty, according to the reports by some national dailies.

The polytechnic authority through the school website urged the public to include the abductee in prayers.

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