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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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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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