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NAME OF MY LATE BROTHER AND MANY OTHER DEAD PERSONS STILL ON ZAMFARA PAYROLL, ZAMFARA COMMISSIONER

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Zamfara State Commissioner for Finance Rabiu Garba has declared that, the name of his late Brother a medical doctor who died in 2013 is still retained on the state payroll despite the fact that he is no more.


Rabiu Garba who declared this during Zamfara Radio Phone in programme said, during their data verification update, they have uncovered the names of many of dead persons who are still retained on the state payroll, an action he described as injurious to the state financial management system.


He further said, when they took over the mantle of leadership, they have met the names of some retired civil servants still being paid salary in the name of contract as well as received their monthly pension.


Justifying the reasons for the data verification conducted by his ministry the Commissioner noted that, they have met Zamfara State operating a financial system which is per behind world bank financial programming standard and as such the government took it up to transform the system and make it in conformity with International best practice.


He said long before the coming of the present government, payment of salary was the major driver of the state economy and the government felt it has to embark on data verification update to ascertain those genuine civil servants who are supposed to be on the state payroll and those who are supposed to be removed.


He noted that, 28,000 data verification forms were distributed to state civil servants since the commencement of the exercise and as at now some forms were returns and some were yet to be returned noting that, part of the problem they have uncovered, some state civil servants do not have even secret files where their data is saved.


Rabiu Garba explained that, for the government to be able to pay the new minimum wage as demanded by the state civil servants, the data verification exercise need to be conducted and ascertain the actual data of genuine civil servants.


As for the opposition who are challenging the government for its inability to pay the new minimum wage, Rabiu noted that, the previous governments were able to pay only 12,500 as minimum wage noting that, even the 18,000 minimum was not paid by the immediate past administration of Yari.


He also explained that, for the government to be able to provide basic social services like water, security and access road leakages on the lower income earned by the state nees to be blocked.


The Commissioner further said the outcome of the data verification will soon be made available to the office head of service for further action.


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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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A Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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