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GOVERNOR MATAWALLE INSPECTS CONSTRUCTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT LODGE IN BUNGUDU

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Zamfara State  Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has commended the contractor handling the construction work of Governor’s Lodge in Bungudu local government area for executing an excellent work which according to the Governor will stand the test of the time. 


The Governor handed down the commendation on Subday when he paid an inspection visit to the ongoing construction work. 


I n a statement by the Governor’s Director General on Public Enlightenment Media and Communication Malam Yusuf Idris said, Matawalle is satisfied with the quality of work so far executed and urged the contractor to maitain the standard and make sure that the project is completed the project according to the contractual agreement. 


He explained that his administration has inherited a dilapidated govenor’s lodge and in some local governments, there is even no place where government official will stay during a working visit to the  local government areas a circumstance he described as unacceptable. 

 
He Promised to change the pace of local governments administration through construction of befitting staff quarters and government lodges across the 14 local government areas of the state in order to reduce too much expenses in payment of accommodation for government officials. 


The Governor also inspected the Bungudu Town Hall Centre where he ordered for the expansion of the existing structure from 200 to 400 capacity 


Conducting the Governor round the project site company representative Engr. Hudu Muhammad assured the Governor of his company’s readiness to execute the constract according to the specification provided for by the government and also make sure that standard is maintained at every level of execution of the project. 


The Governor was accompanied in the visit by Former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Ahmed Anka, Ambassador Bashir Yuguda Gusau, Head of Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, Deputy Chief of Staff,Dr. Bashir Mohammed Maru, Commissioners of Finance, Special Duties, Local Government and Community Development, as well as that of Works and Transport,




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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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