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Governor Bello Muhammed Matawalle has declared that his administration is ready to promote the welfare and well-being of Qur’anic memorizers with a view to boosting the morale of others and help sustained the teachings of the glorious book.

The Governor announces this today at the closing of the 24th edition of Zamfara State Annual Qur’anic recitation competition held in Gusau the Zamfara State capital.

Governor Bello Matawalle explained that the Holy Qur’an is a moral compass that guides humankind to attain the most sublime state, pointing out that “it is vital that we must learn proper recitation of the text of the glorious Qur’an and always strive hard to abide by its wide-ranging teachings in all aspects of our life,” he said.

In a statement by the Secretary Press Affairs to the Governor of Zamfara Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji said, the Governor further said his administration is taking decisive steps to address the ritual act of desecrating the Holy Qur’an by individuals who engage in diabolical activities.

He further informed the participants and entire stakeholders that the position of the Qur’anic memorizers has always been an exalted one since the beginning of its revelation around 609 AD, hence the need for his Administration to give priority attention in promoting the messages contained in it as the remedy to our contemporary challenges becomes necessary.

The Governor who performed the closing ceremony alongside his wife and first lady of Zamfara state, Hajiya Aishat Bello Muhammed Matawallen Maradun presented special gifts of a Brand-new car and brand-new motorcycle to both overall winner in the male category of the Competition Auwal Muhammed Gusau and overall winner in the female category, Maryam Bashir Sanda all from Gusau local government area of the state.

He also announced the donation of two Hajj Seats each to the two overall winners of the competition.

At the occasion, the first lady of Zamfara state Hajiya Aishat Bello Matawalle performed the traditional investiture of the overall winner in the female category, Maryam Bashir Sanda as  (Gwarzuwar Shekara), while Governor Bello Matawalle with the support of His Royal Highness, The Emir of Anka and Chairman of Zamfara state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmed performed the traditional turbanning of the overall winner of the state Qur’anic recitation competition 2021 male category,  Auwal Muhammad Gusau as (Gwarzon Shekara) 

He congratulated the winners of the various categories of the competition, saying, even though in a true sense there are no losers in this competition. 

He added that those who clinched the first positions should consider it as a challenge by earnestly preparing for the forthcoming National Competition to be conducted later this month in Kano.
Similarly, the first lady, Hajiya Aishat Bello Matawalle who earlier congratulated all the contestants and organizers of the competition for its successful conduct, called on the Qur’anic memorizers to dedicate ample time for and seek for enduring peace in the state and country as a whole.

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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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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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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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