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GOVERNOR MATAWALLE HAILS PEACE INITIATIVE AS 181, SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS, 64 MAGAZINES WERE RECOVERED IN ZAMFARA

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A biological son to a popular bandit leader, Buharin Daji Muhammad Sani Zakui has surrendered himself to the peace initiative of Governor Bello Matawalle in Gusau on Thursday after surrendering his arms to the State Police Commissioner. 
The formal handing over of the arms was conducted in the presence of Governor Bello Matawalle, state security chiefs and members of the Ulama Consultative Forum. 
Part of the arms surrendered by the bandit leader included 8 AK 47 rifles, a single unit of Mack ten gun, one unit of RPG gun, a unit of Rocket Launcher and 1,041 live amunition. 
Governor Bello Matawalle who expressed confidence with the successes recorded by the peace initiative called on the people to continue to pray for the return of sustainable peace in the state. 
He commended the courage of the bandit leader for surrendering his arms and encouraged others who are yet to surrender to follow same path for peace to reign. 
Matawalle further said, in less than two weeks, his Administration had received four more groups of repentant Bandits in furtherance to his carrot and stick approach aimed at ensuring a lasting peace. 
He enjoined his colleagues, Governors across the country to embark on the peace and reconciliation strategies with the bandits and create for  them a sense of belonging.
He thanked the Emir of Maru and other stakeholders in the Area for having talks with the Bandits which led to the success recorded.
Zamfara State Commissioner for Security a d Home Affairs Abubakar Dauran explained that since the beginning of the peace process and reconciliation with bandits in the state, about 181 sophisticated weapons, 1525 live Ammunitions,  64 magazines, 2 number of Handcuffs as well as 887 locally  fabricated Den guns were voluntarily surrendered by repentant bandits and local vigilantè group (Yansakai) across the state.
Earlier, the Emir of Maru, Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari told the Governor that his emirate and other stakeholders in the area engaged the bandits through dialogue and the engagement led to the ocassion when they have accepted to embrace peace. 
Chairman of Zamfara Ulama Consultative Forum Sheikh Abubakar Fari administered an oath on the bandits using the Holly Quran. 
Sheikh Abubakar Sodangi who delivered special lecture at the occasion called on the bandits to continue to take the path of reconciliation since the Governor had consulted widely before arriving at that decision. 
The repentant bandit Sani Zakui said, he had realized that no matter how long he stayed in the forest perpetuating banditry, he may not achieve anything and therefore opted to embrace peace and reunite with the general public. 
He confirmed that, he toured many forests along Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroun and explained that throughout the period he stayed in the business, he had achieved nothing and that informed his decision to embrace peace.

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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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