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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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MADAWAKI, BAKAUYE, ONE OTHER WITHDRAW FROM ZAMFARA PDP GUBERNATORIAL RACE

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An hour after the commencement of the PDP primaries in Zamfara three aspirants namely Mal. Wadatau Madawaki, Engr Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Nahuche have announced their withdrawal from the race.

They alleged that their withdrawal was as a result of irregularities observed shortly after the commencement of the voting.

One of the Aspirants Malam Wadatau Madawaki said, they are accusing the state party Chairman Col. Bala Mande Rtd of romancing with one of the aspirants alleging that, they have video evidence that, the party Chairman went around the hotels together with the aspirant canvassing for support from the delegates.

He also alleged that, the list brought from the National Headquarters of the party is adulterated with the names of APC members.

He also alleged that one of the members of the committee from the national was captured lobbying for votes from the delegates who cannot write their names on the ballot papers.

They announced that they have withdrawn from race and threaten to file an appeal to the national headquartered of the party for consideration.

They have also announced their readiness to proceed to court if their appeal is not considered.

 

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SERIAL ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: ZAMFARA COMMUNITY CRIES OUT TO GOVT.

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Residents of Damaga village in Maru local government area of Zamfara state have cried out for help as bandits continue to launch serial attacks on their community, resulting in killing and abduction of many people.

A source who confided on this medium said for the past three weeks there was no day that will pass without the bandits launching attack either on the Damaga community as a whole or on individuals, especially local farmers.

He said, there are many people from Damaga and other neighboring villages who have been in captivity for sometimes and with the exception of those whose relations were able to raise money for ransom, the fate of those that have been in captivity is yet to be established.

He also said, many were killed especially when they went to their farms as the bandits insisted that, no farmer will be allowed to go to the farm for their agricultural activities.

Furthermore he added that, some residents who felt not secured, have already fled out of the Damaga community for safety.

Effort to speak to Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad on the issue has failed.

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AS ZAMFARA PDP MOVE TO CONDUCT GOVERNORSHIP PRIMARIES, TWO ASPIRANTS STEPS DOWN AMBITION TO SUPPORT EX-BANKER

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Two gubernatorial aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party had stepped down their ambition to support the candidature of Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare Gamjin Gusau.

The immediate past Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Barr. Mahadi Aliyu Gusau has announced his decision to step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal via a statement from his former Principal Private Secretary Aminu Umar Game-Game.

He called on all the delegates who are fully supporting him to direct their vote to Dr. Dauda Lawal in the overall interest of the state.

Two days back, another aspirant Abubakar Nakwada Gusau has also announced his formal step down for Dr. Dauda Lawal.

The party primaries which is scheduled for Wednesday is to be contested between Gamjin Gusau and three other aspirants including a retired Director of Education at the UBEC Malam Wadatau Madawaki and former Federal lawmaker Ibrahim Shehu Gusau.

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