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MATAWALLE “VISION 2023” PROGRAMME LAUNCHES IN ZAMFARA

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Governor Bello Matawalle has inaugurated Zamfara COVID-19 Action Recovery and Stimulus Programme (CARES) on Thursday.

In a statement by the Governor’s Director General Press Affairs, Malam Yusuf Idris said, CARES is an initiative of the Nigerian Governors Forum to be executed in the 36 states of the federation and FCT and is to be supported by the World Bank.

Idris said the Zamfara version of the programme would be tagged “Matawalle Vision 2023”.

Idris further explained that the initiative would provide support in areas like social transfer, livelihood grants, provision of basic structures, support to medium and small scale enterprises and ensuring food security.

Idris said the Governor who acknowledged the impacts of armed bandit activities on food security and overall economic development of the state expressed hope that, programme would in collaboration with the office of the First Lady’s addresses the issue of malnutrition among vulnerable children in the State and also serve as panacea to solving multiplicity of social and economic problems facing the people of the state.

He further acknowledged that despite the effects of insecurity and COVID-19 pandemic on the people of the state, his administration has made huge investment in the areas of education, healthcare delivery, roads infrastructure, above all construction of a cargo airport.

Accordingly, the program which will be delivered through the three platforms of CSDA, FADAMA, the Ministry of Commerce and State’s CARES Coordinating Unit with government interacting through members of the Steering Committee will ensure adequate supervision of the Delivery Platforms to deliver the services that are required.

Idris further explained that, the services that CARES will deliver to the common man of Zamfara State are:

  1. Livelihood Grants- N 3.4 Billion
  2. Food Security – N 3.4 Billion and
  3. Job Creation through MSEs – N 2 Billion

The steering committee of Matawalle Vision 2023 has State Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning Alhaji Ibrahim Jibo Magayaki as Chairman, while members of the committee comprises Ibrahim Abdullahi, Spirow State Commissioner Ministry of Agriculture Rabiu Garba, State Commissioner Ministry of Commerce and Sufyanu Bashir Yuguda, State Commissioner Ministry of Finance.

Other members of the committee include Garba Altine Dauran, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Kabiru Mohammed Gayari, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, lbrahim Dan Nabirgi, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture,
Hamisu Shayau, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Commerce CSDA Chairman and Mukhtar Ibrahim of Ministry of Budget to serve as Secretary.

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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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