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KATSINA GOVT SET UP C’TTEE FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF POLICE MOBILE BASE IN KANKARA

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Katsina state government has set up a committee that is to offer advice on the possibility of setting up of a police mobile base in Kankara local government.

The decision was announced by the Secretary to the state government Alh Muntari Lawal on Tuesday while inaugurating the committee on behalf of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.

Muntari lawan said the government has realized the importance of establishing the base along that route, especially with the precarious security situation affecting the people of the area.

He said considering the level of degenerating insecurity, the government of Katsina state has written to the Inspector General of Police forwarding the request for the proposed establishment of the police mobile base on behalf of the people of the Funtua zone.

He noted further that establishing the police mobile base along Kankara area will help bring an end to the lingering insecurity facing the people of the area, especially banditry and cattle rustling.

He called on the committee members to work according to the terms provided to them by the government and also came up with good recommendations that will lead to the success of the initiative.

In a vote of thanks, Chairman of the Committee Alh Sulaiman Yakubu Lawal Safana assured the government that they would do their best to deliver to their mandate.

Safana who is the Permanent Secretary of Security said his committee will come up with good recommendations within three weeks.

Other members of the committee include, representative from office of the Head of Service, representative from the Ministry of Land and Survey, Chairman Kankara local government Council as well as representative of the Katsina state police commissioner.

Others include, representative of the state Directorate of SSS, Ministry for Works, District Head of Kankara, Ministry for Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as well as committee secretary who hails from the office of the

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BREAKING: CASH SWAP: SUPREME COURT AGREES WITH ZAMFARA, KOGI & KADUNA GOVERNORS OVER FEB 10TH DEADLINE

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The Supreme Court of Nigeria has restrained the Federal Government from continuing with the full implementation of the demonetization policy.

Three northern states, Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara, had, in a motion ex-parte filed on February 3rd, prayed the apex court to halt the Central Bank of Nigeria’s naira redesign policy.

A 7-man panel of the Supreme Court led by Justice John Okoro, in a unanimous ruling, granted an interim injunction restraining the FG, CBN, commercial banks etc, from implementing the February 10 deadline for the old 200, 500 and 1000 Naira notes to stop being a legal tender.

The court further held that the FG, CBN, and commercial banks must not continue with the deadline pending the determination of a notice on notice in respect of the issue on February 15.

By the ruling, the old Naira notes continue to be legal tenders in Nigeria.

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ZAMFARA AG. GOV. NASIHA VISITS CBN GUSAU BRANCH, ASK COMMERCIAL BANKS TO IMPROVE ON SERVICE DELIVERY.

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Zamfara State Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid an unscheduled visit to the Gusau branch of Central Bank on Monday.

The visit was part of the commitment of the Matawalle administration to ensure that the suffering of the people of the state in trying to access cash from banks has been reduced to the barest minimum.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the Senator expressed dismay with the manner at which people are spending multiple hours at the ATM points trying to access cash for their daily activities.

He therefore urged the CBN to develop ways of getting people out of the present predicament.

In a response, the branch controller of CBN Mal. Buhari Abbas thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured that the needful would be done and cash would be made available in the shortest possible time.

In a related development, the Deputy Governor paid similar unscheduled visits to FCMB,ECO Bank, Zenith and Gt Bank in order to hear from the citizens directly.

He commended the arrangements made by FCMB and ECO banks in trying their best to make money available for customers to withdraw, especially at the ATM Points.

As for Zenith and Gt Bank, Sen. Nasiha expressed dismay over the poor arrangements made for the customers in the two banks and urged them to ensure that Improvement has been made

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ZMSG DIRECT WATER BOARD TO SUSTAIN WATER TRANSMISSION TWICE A DAY

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Zamfara state Acting Governor Sen. Hassan Muhammad Nasiha has paid unscheduled visit to the state Ministry of Water Resources as part of the commitment of the state government in ensuring potable water supply within Gusau the capital city and its environs.

According to the Spokesperson of the Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi, the visit of the Acting Governor was triggered by the constant public outcry over shortage of water supply in the capital city.

Sen. Nasiha who commended the effort of the staff of the Ministry for demonstrating serious commitment to duty explained that the high cost of diesel has been part of the reason that is causing inconsistencies in the frequent supply of water.

But he explained that the state government has taken the appropriate steps of increasing the funding of the Ministry because of the reality on the ground.

He urged the ministry to intensify public enlightenment so that people can be kept informed about the challenged faced by the ministry.
While urging the commissioner of Water Resources to forward situation report directly to his office for action, he directed the ministry to ensure transmission of water to Gusau town and environs twice a day.

The Commissioner for water resources in a response thanked the Deputy Governor for the visit and assured him of their readiness to comply with the government directive at all time.

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