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MILITARY OPERATIONS:ZMSG TO SUPPORT THE INJURED & FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES

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Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has commended the effort of the Nigerian military for successfully carrying out offensive operation against the criminal armed bandit’s in their various hideout along the Dansadau forest .

The Governor who stated this on Monday during a statewide broadcast to the people of Zamfara State strongly condemned the resurgence of the armed bandit attacks in the state.

The Governor described the operation conducted by the military operatives as “ a complex and daring operation by our brave security forces which has immensely contributed to making the communities around Dansadau axis safer”.

“The success of this operation is a testament to the bravery and dedication of our armed forces”.

“I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to them for their sustained efforts in protecting our communities and crushing banditry and other crimes in all parts of our State”.
Matawalle lamented that for too long, the good people of the State have lived in fear of the bandits who have plagued our communities, causing untold suffering and hardship.

“These criminal elements have shown no regard for the lives and well-being of our citizens and have terrorised our State with their ruthless acts of violence in various forms”.

He lauded the efforts of security forces, particularly the Nigerian army and air force, saying the people of Zamfara State “are witnessing a significant turning point in the fight against these bandits”.

According to him, the recent operations by the Nigerian armed forces have successfully taken out scores of bandits, bringing an end to their reign of terror and bringing the much-needed relief to our people.

“This is a momentous occasion, and I want to take this opportunity to thank the brave men and women of the Nigerian army and air force who have risked their lives to protect our communities”.

“Their bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten, and I am deeply grateful for their service to our dear State”.

“I am aware that in the course of the onslaught against these barbarous elements, scores of lives have been lost from the sides of the friendly communities and the security forces”.

He condoled with our military authorities, families, and colleagues of the fallen heroes over the loss.
“I equally commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the course of the operations in our various communities”.

He explained that his government will support the injured and the families of those who lost their lives from the side of the affected communities and the security forces.

“While we celebrate the recent successes, we must also recognise that there is still much work to be done”.

According to him, the fight against banditry is ongoing, stressing that his administration must remain vigilant in its efforts to bring these criminals to justice and ensure the safety and security of communities.

” I want to reassure our people that my administration will remain committed to working closely with the Nigerian army, air force and other security forces to continue the fight against banditry”.

“We will do everything in our power to provide the necessary resources and support to our armed forces so that they can continue to keep our communities safe and secure”.

“I also want to take this opportunity to urge our people to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the authorities”. Matawalle said

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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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