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INSECURITY IN ZAMFARA: RESIDENTS BLOCKED GUSAU-SOKOTO ROAD

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Residents of Bingi community and their neighboring villages have blocked Sokoto-Zamfara road along Tashar Abu as part of the steps taken to demonstrate their anger over what they termed as “worsening security situation in their communities.

A source who was part of the protestors but demanded for anonymity said, Sokoto-Zamfara road has been blocked since 5:00am on Friday just to demonstrate to the world their devastating security situation in the state.

He said the people of the area have lost hope with the effort of the government in securing them when the over 70 soldiers stationed in Bingi for months were asked to moved out of the community.

He said when they realized that even with the Wednesday encounter soldiers and other security agencies could not guarantee their safety they opted to massively moved out of that community and relocate at Tsahar Abu.

He told this medium that as at yesterday over 2000 women trekked bear footed while children in their thousands also moved along with their parents to exit the community.

As at 11:30am women in their hundreds blocked the entire road, and insist they would not clear the road for commuters until their security is ensured.

The source added that, there is a long queue of vehicles reaching up to Danmarke and Bungudu in Zamfara state.

This medium gathered that, police authority have been making an outreach to plead with the protestors to allow the road for commutters.

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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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