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RAMADAN WELFARE: ZAMFARA GOVERNOR LAUNCHES THE DISTRIBUTION OF (14) BAGS OF ASSORTED FOOD ITEMS TO 2,516 POLING UNITS

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Zamfara State Government has ordered for the distribution of assorted food item to Gusau, Kaura Namoda and Talatar Mafara local government areas of the state.

Chairman of the committee set up for the exercise who doubled as the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya declared the commencement of the distribution exercise in Gusau on Sunday.

According to him Gusau local government which has 354 poling units each is to benefit from 2,124 bags of rice, 708 bags of millet, 1,416 bags of maize, 354 bags of beans and 355 bags of sugar.

He further explained that, each of the 354 poling units is to benefit from (6) bags of rice, (4) bags of millet, (2) bags of maize, (1) bag of beans and (1) bag of sugar.

He said each of the 2,516 poling unit in Zamfara is to benefit from this same quantity of food items listed above.

Speaker Magarya said this number is for the people at the poling units hence a substantive provision for orphans and less privileged persons has been made.

He further said the Chairman of every local government alongside all political appointees including permanent secretaries and federal lawmakers from each local government are to serve as members of the committee for the distribution of the food items.

He called on the committee members to have the fear of Allah and deliver the food item as provided for in each of the poling unit noting that the Governor has vowed to deal decisively with any committee member who attempted to divert the food items.

He declared that, the distribution of food items down to the polling unit is the first to be started by Governor Bello Matawalle since the creation of the state.

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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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