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MATAWALLE TO ZAMFARA CIVIL SERVANTS: I WILL IMPLEMENT NEW MINIMUM WAGE IF RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE

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Governor Bello Matawalle has asked state civil servants to venture in to business activities as a way of getting alternative source of livelihood.

Matawalle made the call when he received leadership of the trade unions led by the executives of the NLC for Ramadan breakfast.

In a statement by the Director General press Affairs to the Governor Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau the Governor said, his administration is working harder to get all public and private properties registered so that those who owns such properties can use their certificates to secure bank loans for alternative business ventures.

He warns civil servants to be realistic in their agitation for the implementation of the new minimum wage saying once the resources are available he will implement it without delay.

Earlier, the State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Sani Halliru thanked the governor for hosting the workers to break the ramadan fast with him and prayed for Allah to reward the governor abundantly.

Comrade Halliru who commended the governor over his peace and dialogue initiative with bandits, declared that some union members from other states facing security challenges are now calling on their governors to copy the Zamfara initiative so that they can enjoy peace.

The chairman appealed to the governor to help the union with a bus to ease part of its transportation needs.

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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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