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NOW THAT THE POLITICS OF APC CONGRESS IS OVER

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May we begin with this as opening point that His Excellency the Executive Governor of Zamfara Bello Matawalle need to seat-up and face the security challenges confronting the state with all sense of sincerity.

Since the period when the communication network was shutdown in Zamfara, there are more to what one would understand about the sincerity of where the state government is heading in terms of security modeling that would be to the convenience of average Zamfara citizen and which point to the impression that the state government is serious about ending this security crises
rocking the state

Today for instance, we have heard about the unfortunate incidence of gunmen blocking Shinkafi-Moriki-Kaura Namoda road putting commuters to serious panicking.

Adam Barau Elduniya Shinkafi, posted on his Facebook page that, he has seen with his eyes vehicles that were set ablaze on the main road while another person was shot by the gunmen with him and other passengers narrowly escaping bandits attack along the road.

Two days back, people of Karazau and neighboring villages have also suffered hours of bandit’s rascality even as they killed about (13) persons in the two separate attacks.

Again day before yesterday there was panicking at Federal College of Education Gusau as people scampered when they noticed the movement of vigilante along the school thinking they were armed bandits.

As pointed in our previous editorial, Sheme-Yankara-Wanzamai and Kucheri road has become a danger zone that no motorists or commuter can pass through that road without his chest beating repeatedly.

Going to Dansadau is also another challenge to people living along that area, as bandits allegedly block the road at will and enforce inhuman decisions on the people.

Though there have been conflicting views whether the measures enforced, especially the shutdown of the communication network has yielded the desired result.

Good or bad and in all honesty there is need for the Governor to seat down with stakeholders and review the security architecture of the state. Things are in all sense of reality not working well in terms of fighting armed banditry.

Again, the Governor need to honor his pledge by opening the telecommunication network because I am sure people from the remaining thirteen local governments need to be given access to communication even for their business right.

Governor Tambuwal has taken the right step since the massacre in Goronyo and same thing with Governor Elrufai after the recent Kaduna Abuja incident which led to the brutal murder of one of our own late Sagir Hamida of blessed memory.

Not only that his Excellency Governor Bello Matawalle need to as a matter of urgency order for the opening of schools if not in all part of the state at least in the state capital and local government headquarters so that our children and younger brothers can go back to continue with their learning process.

If schools are on all over the country Zamfara should not be an exception and with all sense of seriousness, the government need to act with high speed to ensure that schools have resumed.

Government should engage stakeholders rightly for them to offer sensitive advise as to how the school opening shall be done and the security measures to be deployed need to be universal ones to avoid getting things wrong again.

We would emphasize now that since the party congress is over, the Governor need to take a leave from politics for some times and face issue of governance with all sense of seriousness. Things are actually falling apart in Zamfara in our (opinions) and we cannot afford to continue in this direction.

As for the political aids who are calling the shots for the Governor in terms of advice, they should have the fear of Allah and tell the Governor the true situation of things in Zamfara.

We all know that so many things are wrong in Zamfara and the Governor is sometimes acting on the advice of those who are confined with the honor to tell him the truth and for reasons best known to them the opted to blindfold the facts and tell the Governor a different story.

We would also call on the Governor’s media aids to please be sincere to themselves and to the Governor who appointed them by taking the step of bringing to the public limelight the good works of the Governor and stop wasting too much time in creating more enemies for him.

Information managers in the current global practice are best known for policy promotion and selling of the good actions of their principals, not really offering defense against the views of the citizens.

Democratic governments are produced through the will of the people, and it is for the people, so views of the people, no matter how bad they may look is of useful advantage to the leader.

May Allah bring lasting peace to Zamfara state.

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SOKOTO BLASPHEMOUS INCIDENT: ZAMFARA POLICE COMMISSIONER MEET RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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Zamfara state police command Ayuba Elkana has held an interfaith peace dialogue with the members of various religious groups across the state.

According to the Zamfara police spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad the dialogue became a priority after the recent Sokoto blasphemous incident which resulted in the killing of Deborah Samuel a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.

In a remark during the meeting the state police commissioner Ayuba Elkana according to Shehu express appreciation to the religious leaders for working harder to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order I’m the state as a result of the Sokoto incident.

Shehu further said, the CP encouraged them to continue to preach for peace and religious tolerance among their followers and also called on the parents and guardians to monitor their wards, especially their activities on the social media on the daily basis.

While assuring the leaders of the readiness of the police to always ensure security of lives and properties of the citizens, Shehu said he always warned them to desist from taking laws into their hands and urged them to intimate the security agencies for action.

Leaders of the various religious organizations thanked the CP for organizing the interface and assured him of their support and cooperation at all time.

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MATAWALLE SOCIAL MEDIA CREW ORGANIZES INTERACTION

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A pro-Governor Matawalle social media organization (Matawalle Media Crew) has organized a one-day interaction on how to use the social media platforms to raise more support for the Governor and his government.

The event took place at the conference hall of Jaiz Hotel Gusau and was well attended by hundreds of social media handlers from across the (14) local government areas of the state.

Some guest speakers at the event including Dr. Mikailu Barau, Dr. Aminu Lawal Tsafe and Dr. Anas Sani Anka expressed the need for the members of Matawalle social media crew to explore creativity, critical thinking, skill for effective communication as well as collaboration in the course of theirpractice.

They have also urged them to use their various social media platforms to influence the government in taking critical decisions that are good for the people, especially issue of WAEC/NECO.

They also warned the members not to be using social media to be creating hostility for the oppositions, noting that the recent reconciliation between former Governor Yari and Matawalle camp is good enough for all social media handlers in Zamfara to learn some lessons.

The Executive Secretary of ZAMCHEMA Dr. Abdulkadir Shinkafi stated that many of them who belongs to the category of youths within the government structure of Bello Matawalle are doing their best to continue to support initiative like that of Matawalle media crew with a view to promoting the government.

The Secretary of the crew Rufai (UB) explained that the motive behind organizing the interaction is to avail members of the crew the opportunity to get themselves more equipped with ideas and wisdom from the spokespersons considering their in-depth knowledge and years of experience.

Certificates of participation were issued to those that participated in the interactions and also goodwill messages were passed to the members and organizers of the event by some politicians and well wishers.

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ZAMFARA GOV. MATAWALLE FLAGS OFF APC MINI CONVENTION.

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Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has held its mini congresses for the election of local government, state and national delegates.

According to the statement by the party spokesperson in Zamfara Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau, the delegates that will emerge will take part in the Party’s primaries for the seats of the President, Governor, state and national assembly.

The delegates’ congress which took place at Aisha Memorial Conference, Hall, Maradun was attended by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, members of the National Committee of the party, INEC officials and security agencies under a peaceful atmosphere.

Idris further said the exercise held simultaneously in all the 14 local government areas of the state after the flagg-off in Maradun, the country home of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle.

During the event, governor Matawalle stressed the need for peaceful coexistence, which he noted is responsible for the growth of the APC in the state.

He thanked the people of Zamfara for their support and prayers in ensuring the success of his administration, urging them to continue to support the APC and its candidates at all levels and assured that more dividends of democracy will continue to come their way.

In his welcome address, the state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani expressed satisfaction and happiness especially with the unification of the party in the state.

He pledged to always carry all members along with fairness and justice as his guiding principles.

The chairman thanked all the stakeholders, especially the state’s party leader governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle and the national leadership of the party for bringing together all leaders of the party as one big family and expressed confidence in the ability of the unity to sustain the chances of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.

In his remarks, Chairman and team leader of the Screening Committee deployed to Zamfara by the APC National Secretariat, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said his team is overwhelmed by the support the APC is receiving in Zamfara.

He described the coming together of former governor Yari, former Senator Marafa and governor Matawalle as the best thing that happened to the APC at both the state and national levels in recent times, urging the stakeholders to consolidate on the feat.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Babagana Tijjani Banki said all the 103 delegates from Maradun local government were elected on consensus by the APC Constitution.

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