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HON SANI GARBA GUSAU : A COOL SAMARITAN By Dahiru Samaila Mafara

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This is a personality show on prominent persons that Excel in some areas of professional carrier.

This piece is contributed by Dahiru Samaila Mafara on behalf of the personality in review, Happy reading
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A seasoned academician, administrator and a vibrant social activist, Alh (Hon) Sani Garba Gusau, otherwise known as Sani General, was born precisely on 7th of February, 1958 in Gusau, currently the capital of Zamfara State.  
Hon.  Sani Garba started his western education in 1966 at the Sabon Fegi Primary School, Gusau which he completed in 1972. From 1971 to 1976, he attended Government Secondary School Gusau, and had passed out with encouraging result
With the zeal and commitment to further his education, Hon. Sani Garba proceeded to the polytechnic of Sokoto state in 1979 to pursue a course in building studies which he wrapped off in 1981. He also attended the University of South Dokoto , USA from 1982 to 1984 and Norfolk State University, USA between 1984 and 1985 respectively. He holds an M.A degree in Program Administration
Hon. Sani Garba joined the civil service first at NYSC Polytechnic K/Namoda where he served from 1985 to 1986, served as a  lecturer || at the Sokoto State Polytechnic, Sokoto from 1986 to 1987.
In 1988, he became a Nigerian technical aide personnel when between 1988 and 1987, he was sent and served in Tanzania and Lusaka, Zambia.
On return from the clarion call back to Nigeria, Hon. Sani Garba was appointed Senior Assistant Registrar with the Sokoto State Polytechnic, Sokoto, a position he held from 1990 to 1993
In consideration of his commitments and determination to his civil responsibility, Sani Garba was promoted in 1993 to the status of the Deputy Registrar of the Sokoto State Polytechnic, while in 1994, he became the Deputy Registrar of College of Education (COE),
His wealth of experience in civil service had gone beyond state and national service as in 1994, he became a volunteer of the United National in South Africa where he served up to 1995
At this juncture, Sani Garba felt that having served in various places both at the state level and beyond,it was good to shift ground, hence he transferred his services to Zamfara State, his home state, and was eventually appointed as Assistant Chief personnel officer on GL 13 posted to Government House as Director of protocol matters.
In view of his track record of performance and resilience in protocol matters,he was in 1996 appointed the Director General on protocol matters, a position he held until later in the year, when he was elevated to the status of a full pledged permanent Secretary, while in 2003, he vowed out of active civil service.
All hope not lost, but moving from grace to grace. And as a very resourceful personality, Sani Garba was graciuosly considered suitable for the position of a member of the state executive council, hence he was appointed as a commissioner in 2007.
Academic and professional experience combined, Hon. Sani was considered noteworthy and was made a member of the Governing council, University of Ilorin, Kwara State and he served the council between 2008 and 2011
In 2011, he was again re~appointed as a commissioner, a position he held until 2015, when he was made a Special Adviser (SA) to the state government which served from 2015 to 2019, respectively
In  consideration of his vast experience in civil and public matters, dedication to duties and track record of service, Hon.Sani garba assessed and figured out not only suitable,but competent enough to handle national assignment.
It was on his premise, recently he was appointed as a board member at the federal character commission, Abuja. What a deserving appointment.
Hon.Sani Garba is a cool and patriotic gentleman, hence his recent appointment as a board member in the federal character commission will be another window opportunity for Zamfara state.
He is widely known for his kindness, generously and above all patriotism. So, as a patriotic person, people of zamfara state will stand the opportunity to benefit from his representation as it has been  the hope of every citizen of Zamfara state, that Sani Garba will optimistically drive home some inspiration
 Who knows, the Sky might be the Limit ?
Dahiru Samaila Mafara is the former Director General Social Media, Government House, Gusau.

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SOKOTO BLASPHEMOUS INCIDENT: ZAMFARA POLICE COMMISSIONER MEET RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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Zamfara state police command Ayuba Elkana has held an interfaith peace dialogue with the members of various religious groups across the state.

According to the Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad the dialogue became a priority after the recent Sokoto blasphemous incident which resulted in the killing of Deborah Samuel a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.

In a remark during the meeting the state police commissioner Ayuba Elkana according to Shehu express appreciation to the religious leaders for working harder to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order I’m the state as a result of the Sokoto incident.

Shehu further said, the CP encouraged them to continue to preach for peace and religious tolerance among their followers and also called on the parents and guardians to monitor their wards, especially their activities on the social media on the daily basis.

While assuring the leaders of the readiness of the police to always ensure security of lives and properties of the citizens, Shehu said he always warned them to desist from taking laws into their hands and urged them to intimate the security agencies for action.

Leaders of the various religious organizations thanked the CP for organizing the interface and assured him of their support and cooperation at all time.

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MATAWALLE SOCIAL MEDIA CREW ORGANIZES INTERACTION

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A pro-Governor Matawalle social media organization (Matawalle Media Crew) has organized a one-day interaction on how to use the social media platforms to raise more support for the Governor and his government.

The event took place at the conference hall of Jaiz Hotel Gusau and was well attended by hundreds of social media handlers from across the (14) local government areas of the state.

Some guest speakers at the event including Dr. Mikailu Barau, Dr. Aminu Lawal Tsafe and Dr. Anas Sani Anka expressed the need for the members of Matawalle social media crew to explore creativity, critical thinking, skill for effective communication as well as collaboration in the course of theirpractice.

They have also urged them to use their various social media platforms to influence the government in taking critical decisions that are good for the people, especially issue of WAEC/NECO.

They also warned the members not to be using social media to be creating hostility for the oppositions, noting that the recent reconciliation between former Governor Yari and Matawalle camp is good enough for all social media handlers in Zamfara to learn some lessons.

The Executive Secretary of ZAMCHEMA Dr. Abdulkadir Shinkafi stated that many of them who belongs to the category of youths within the government structure of Bello Matawalle are doing their best to continue to support initiative like that of Matawalle media crew with a view to promoting the government.

The Secretary of the crew Rufai (UB) explained that the motive behind organizing the interaction is to avail members of the crew the opportunity to get themselves more equipped with ideas and wisdom from the spokespersons considering their in-depth knowledge and years of experience.

Certificates of participation were issued to those that participated in the interactions and also goodwill messages were passed to the members and organizers of the event by some politicians and well wishers.

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ZAMFARA GOV. MATAWALLE FLAGS OFF APC MINI CONVENTION.

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Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has held its mini congresses for the election of local government, state and national delegates.

According to the statement by the party spokesperson in Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau, the delegates that will emerge will take part in the Party’s primaries for the seats of the President, Governor, state and national assembly.

The delegates’ congress which took place at Aisha Memorial Conference, Hall, Maradun was attended by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, members of the National Committee of the party, INEC officials and security agencies under a peaceful atmosphere.

Idris further said the exercise held simultaneously in all the 14 local government areas of the state after the flagg-off in Maradun, the country home of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.

During the event, governor Matawalle stressed the need for peaceful coexistence, which he noted is responsible for the growth of the APC in the state.

He thanked the people of Zamfara for their support and prayers in ensuring the success of his administration, urging them to continue to support the APC and its candidates at all levels and assured that more dividends of democracy will continue to come their way.

In his welcome address, the state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani expressed satisfaction and happiness especially with the unification of the party in the state.

He pledged to always carry all members along with fairness and justice as his guiding principles.

The chairman thanked all the stakeholders, especially the state’s party leader governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the national leadership of the party for bringing together all leaders of the party as one big family and expressed confidence in the ability of the unity to sustain the chances of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

In his remarks, Chairman and team leader of the Screening Committee deployed to Zamfara by the APC National Secretariat, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said his team is overwhelmed by the support the APC is receiving in Zamfara.

He described the coming together of former governor Yari, former Senator Marafa and governor Matawalle as the best thing that happened to the APC at both the state and national levels in recent times, urging the stakeholders to consolidate on the feat.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said all the 103 delegates from Maradun local government were elected on consensus by the APC Constitution.

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