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Some news is trending on social media that you are contesting for the post of Senator in the forth-coming 2023 elections, how true is this?

Honestly, it was a mischief because since I took over the mantle of leadership as Chairman of ZSBIRS i have never discussed with anyone that I am contesting any position in Zamfara.

I am a civil servant, and I am now working for the Governor and my greatest ambition is to assist the Governor in achieving greatly and the sector he has given to me is such a sensitive one that does not require distractions. I am working harder to ensure that I have collected more revenue for the Governor so that he can deliver on his campaign promises.

Remember in the 2022 fiscal years government has given us a target of (N11B) and we are working to make sure that we have realized more than what is given to us as a target. So, the news that is trending on the social media is a fake one and does not reflect my true ambition which is to work marvelously for the Governor, and I am more than determined to do that.

And again, it may be the decision of well-wishers who feels we have done more than enough in terms of supporting the ambition of Governor Bello Matawalle which is to transform the state but even if they are the one spreading the news let them stop because that is not the direction we are going. I have warned all those suspected to be part and parcel of such act to stop it,, and I am sure the warning is more than enough.

Now that you have cleared the air, what next for you

I have told you from the inception that my determination as Chairman of ZSBIRS is to make the Governor happier in terms of accessing more revenue and making funds available for developmental projects.

We have gone per with the institutionalization of reforms geared at tapping from some neglected areas so that our revenue can be enhanced. Again, the positive effects of such reforms are manifesting because our IGR is increasing rapidly despite the current security challenges confronting the state.

So, our target is to transform the policies of tax collection and also changed the attitude of the people toward payment of revenue as at when due.

You can see for yourself the effort the Governor is making to see that the state has been transformed,, and he needed our collective support for him to actualized his dream of transforming the state.

As someone who is part of the government of Bello Matawalle and also holding a critical sector of the economy how convinced are you that the government is on track?

Governor Matawalle is moving on the right track no doubt about that one, and you can take any sector and analyze. If you look at education he has done very well paid some backlog of WAEC/NECO, constructed over (1000) block of classrooms, paid all the matching grant’s to UBEC, sponsored over 200 students to study science and engineering courses in Sudan, Cyprus, China, and India.

Take example of health sector also, the Governor has awarded the upgrading of General Hospital Talatar Mafara to the status of Specialists hospital, General hospital Gummi and Tsafe are undergoing renovation, while that of Birnin Magaji has already been put to use .

The Governor also procured (23) ambulances, constructed new primary health care centers across (147) and also continue with the work on Shinkafi referral hospital.

Come back to capital development projects like roads, he has completed eight township roads in Gusau and eight are undergoing construction, he is currently constructing Danmarke-Ruwan Dorawa and Kanoma road, he is doing that of Dosara and to sum it all in the 2022 fiscal year, he is to construct more than ten new roads, and you can find that from the budget.

All these are done using very limited resources couple with over (N100B) Naira stock of debt the former Governor Yari has left for the state, so he needed to be commended.

Oppositions are accusing some of you that are given political appointments that you are not assisting the Governor in terms of supporting the people who are closest to you, how true is this allegation?

To the best of my knowledge, every political appointee in Zamfara is doing his very possible best to support the lives of Zamfara people to the little he can do. The Governor has accorded us all the opportunities we deserved,, and I think in fairness to him, we are also trying our best to use our respective positions to help the people.

You can go and ask people across the state, as political appointees we are trying our best to support the Governor in all ramifications. We have to learn from Matawalle because you have seen how per he moved around in the broad day light and in the night to make sure that people of Zamfara are assisted.

What is your perception of Governor Bello Matawalle as someone who closely with him for sometimes now

Governor Bello Matawalle is one leader that I am opportune to meet who is honest and dedicated to the transformation of Zamfara state. My experience of working under Matawalle has exposed me to understanding that leadership is a great responsibility which one meed to carry with all sense of responsibility.

He is a leader who does not interfere in the discharge of the responsibility he has delegated to someone. He accorded his appointees free hand to take decisions and always encourage them to assist humanity.

I have enjoyed working under him and what we have learned from him is a clear knowledge which will remain a symbol of hope that young leadership like us need to emulate.Zamfara is going to be transformed beyond h

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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