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NOW THAT ZSHA SCREENS AND CONFIRMS COMMISSIONERS DESIGNATE

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We have raised concern in one of our editorials when Governor Bello Matawalle announced the reinstatement of some commissioners after they were dissolved earlier by the government and many people, especially those within the government misunderstood us, may be for reasons of political inclinations.

But I am sure what happened today at the state house of assembly complex where those three nominees were re-screened is a vindication of our position that the right thing needed to be done.

The concern we raised in our editorial is not about their reinstatement but the procedure, because section 192 (2) & (4) of the constitution 1999 as amended has made the procedure for appointment of state commissioners obviously clear.

In one of our publications in the issue, barrister Ibrahim Ali, the Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Zamfara State branch said:

The power of a State Governor to make appointment to the office of Commissioner of the Government of a state is subject to the provision of Section 192(2) & (4) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), that is, if the nomination of such person to the office of a Commissioner is confirmed by the House of Assembly of a State.

If we had chosen to remain silent and allow them to continue signing and issuing executive orders blindly, it would have been disastrous because the nemesis of the law would surely catch up with them.

I think the Governor has taken a good step of retracting his earlier position by subjecting the renominated commissioners to legislative screening and confirmation.

This is now keeping him on the right track, especially if he administers to them the new oath of office and instructs them to declare their assets and liability.

Our position is always for government to do the right thing, especially when it comes to running the government because government is a complete system which has to be run according to ethics and logical conventions.

As for the state legislators, the time has come for you to call the State House of Assembly Speaker, Nasiru Muazu Magarya to order because all indicators have shown that he has sold the independence and neutrality of the state Assembly to the executive Governor for his selfish interests.

And unless state assembly members are willing and ready to do what is necessary and exercise their constitutional duties, the assembly may not see anything good beyond beautification of their edifice.

We congratulate the Governor for bowing to the pressure and for doing the right thing.

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ZMHA AMEND LAW ON AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

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Members of Zamfara state house of assembly has passed into law amended Bill for a Law to amend the Area Development Council Establishment Act Law No(7).

The development followed the delivery of
committee report by the house leader Faruk Musa Dosara who doubled as the Chairman of the house standing committee on local government.

With the new development, the qualifications for someone to be appointed as administrator of Area Development Council is senior living certificate .

The new law also stated that, the person to be appointed as Administrator for the Area Development Council must attain the age of (25) years.

The new amendment had also provided that, funds for the execution of development projects be credited to the account of the area development Council directly.

 

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ZMHA SCREEN FMR. BBC STAFF, TWO OTHERS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS.

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Three additional nominees for the post of Special Advisers have been screened by the members of the state house of assembly.

The nominees are Malam Sahabi Ahmad Mada, Dr. Nura Makwashe and Malan Shehu Garba.

Until his appointment, Dr. Makwashe is an academic staff working with the Bayero University Kano and also worked with BBC London during his study days in the United Kingdom.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki the screening followed an executive communication received from the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

Presenting the nominees before the members, the house leader, Hon. Faruk Musa Dosara urged his colleagues to accept the nomination and confirm the appointment of the nominees.

Speaker Nasiru Magarya confirmed the nomination of the candidates as unanimous decision of the house.

Magarya urged the nominees to bring their experience to bear and justify the confidence reposed on them in ensuring the sustainable development of the state.

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BILL ON ZAMFARA ANTI-THURGGERY AGENCY SCALES THROUGH FIRST & SECOND READING

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A Bill for an act to establish Zamfara State Anti Thuggery Agency scales through first and second readings on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday.

According to the House Spokesperson Nasiru Usman Biyabiki, the proposed executive Bill was presented on the floor of the house by the House Leader Faruk Musa Dosara.

After extensive deliberation, Biyabiki said, the Bill scales through first and second readings and later presented before the standing Committee on justice and security for further legislative consideration.

“Hon. Magarya said, if established vthe Agency will among other things complement the security agencies’ efforts in curtailing anti-thuggery activities and other social vices in the state” Biyabiki added.

Speaker Magarya called on the committee members to work hard and accomplish the assigned responsibilities within the stipulated period.

 

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