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It was a sad moment for those vulnerable state citizens who have seen hope in the recent recruitment exercise of over (500) health workers, championed by the management of Zamfara State Hospital Management Board, before things were turned down by whoever is responsible.

For us, it would have been one of the most transparent exercises to be conducted in the history of the state, even though it might have its shortcomings and the Chairman should not hide under any logistic reason to announce the unfortunate abortion of this exercise, but he should have the moral confidence to speak out to Zamfara people on the genuine circumstances behind this anti-citizen decision.

Whatever reason the management of the board adduced at this point it is just a folktale because we knew for sure some certain interests had successfully worked against the exercise either for political or personal reasons and to say it all, Zamfara people are cheated.

And we will emphasize this question of whether the government is fair to these applicants who have subjected to a tedious process with deep sense of patience and hope before their speed moving hearts are forced to blink the dark light of “no hope again”.

Zamfara state government surely need to sit up and be in charge because government is not run like supermarket where everyone does what he wanted to do and leave without recourse to statutory consideration and right of natural justice to the governed.

For us, the suspension of the exercise is the highest forms of “corporate irresponsibility” this government will be remembered with, and it is really not the best way to go hoping the Governor or any of his senior agent shall see wisdom in this clarion calls and get things amended in the overall interest of the survival of this government.

It is on record of course that, vacancies exist at the Hospital Service Management Board of Zamfara state, the funds are there, there are more than enough applicants who are genuinely citizens of Zamfara demanding for this opportunity! Then why the sudden crash?? Can we run a government like this?? Certainly not.

Definitely with the direction the Chairman of the board wanted to go in the recruitment exercise we anticipated something like this may likely come up considering the fact that he has blocked all chances of political favoritism, and we had severally called his attention to soften a little considering the peculiar nature of the state but of course he insisted in going toward this direction even with the impossibilities and the result now affects the generality of the qualified citizens of Zamfara who might have been absorbed into the service of the state to contribute their quota.

We no doubt saluted his courage for trying to champion a change, and I am sure whoever is responsible for this indecision against Zamfara Citizens, he shall be “burrying his face in shame”.

We will emphasise this point we have been raising time and time again that, Zamfara is bigger than any individual, no matter how highly placed he is and if you succeeded in crashing something that is going to bring a lasting change to over five million people because your interest is not pleased then for sure the payback time is coming.

Our data on human resource in Zamfara is in such a shamble position that Zamfara state government needed to do more than recruitment of (500) health workers but here are we trying to crash an effort to change things for the better.

This is a state where we have about 1/40,000 doctor/patient ratio according to data from NMA and same thing with the Nurse/Midwiferies and yet, the government is not passionate about supporting initiative like this which is brought by the HSMB.

Certainly in another argument, some people blamed the Hospital Board for moving alone without carrying the office of the Head of Service, the mother Ministry of Health or the Civil Service Commission, but we hold a contrary views that, carrying them along may turn the whole process to a “political exercise”.

There is the board secretary who is a staff of the ministry of health and there is Director of Administration who hails from the office of the head of service of the state and their presence is purely okay in our views.

To this end, we want to encourage the applicants to seek redress in court for the injustice done to them and for the suffering they were subjected to. As for the rest of us the citizens of Zamfara whose daughters, children, and brothers were affected by this indecision we shall be reminded that unless we came together and collectively challenge injustice and insincerity in leadership things will never change for the better in Zamfara. This state called “Zamfara” belongs to all of us.

As for the government, it is always advisable not start what cannot be carried to a logical conclusion because it is a clear case of “political suicide”.

As for Dr. Bashir Maru and other political appointees, what happened to this planned exercise by HSMB of Zamfara is a clear indicator for all of you in government to take note that you are collectively running a system which is full of uncertainty. Play your role with all sense of carefulness so that you will not become victim of uncertainty at the long run.

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A Zamfara federal house of representatives aspirant Abdulmalik Bungudu Zannan Bungudu has attended an interface with the Bungudu local government council chairman and other APC stakeholders aimed at strategizing ways to strengthen the ongoing reconciliation.

The meeting which was summoned by the Council Chairman Muhammad Maitutare emphasized on the need for the APC supporters from both side of the divide in Zamfara to accept the reconciliation in the spirit of unity and progress.

He said accepting the consensus candidate anointed by the Governor is the only answer to showing solidarity to the decision of the Governor.

The aspirant who was a former federal lawmaker Abdulmakik Zubairu thanked the council chairman and all the stakeholders for the support and assured them his commitment to ensuring that the party succeeded.

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It was a moment of jubilation for the supporters of Dr. Dauda Lawal Gamjin Gusau one of the aspirants eying for the seat of the Governor of Zamfara state under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He has conducted one of the best state of the earth rally with thousands of supporters across the divides driving with happiness to welcome him at Yankara, Zamfara state border town with Katsina.

His arrival to Zamfara on Sunday marked the beginning of a new dawn for the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Zamfara state, as the journey of 45-50 minutes took him over eight hours to finish.

He was stopped by thousands of supporters at the entry of every village and town along Zaria-Gusau highway to wish him well and prayed for God almighty to bless his gubernatorial candidature.

Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare who was looking visibly emotional and delighted with the mammoth crowd that came on the streets to welcome him said he is optimistic and confident that his gubernatorial candidature will surely triumph in 2023.

He expressed hope that the journey from 2023 will raise the hope of Zamfara people since his inspiration is to transform Zamfara state in the area of infrastructures, education, quality health care system, job creation, widening opportunities in small and medium enterprises as well as sustainable reforms beyond his period as Governor.

A young, agile Ibrahim Garba who trekked from Yankara to Gusau said he has high hope for the gubernatorial candidature of Dauda Lawal considering his track record while in the banking sector and his admiration to transforming humanity.

He said whenever he listened to perspective from Dauda Lawal he renewed his hope for the new Zamfara state because of his careful understanding of the governance crises rocking the state and his vision of how he want to create new opportunities for Zamfara state.

Another young woman Fatima who stood for hours at Gusau Hotel round about to welcome Dr. Dauda said many people she interacted with have raised new hope in the aspiration of Dauda Lawal which is ringing bell. She said the quality in everything done by Dr, Dauda will surely manifest in his administration if elected.

Another Youth Corp member Chineze Thomas said, he has heard about the competency of Dr. Dauda Lawal from many people who worked with him in the banking sector and the conclusion about him was that “he is the best for the Zamfara gubernatorial projects and prayed for God almighty to see him through the routes of success in 2023.

As for his chances in the PDP, Alh Tanuimu Garba a secondary school teacher in Tsafe said, with people like Dr. Dauda Lawal in the party, PDP has become a new hope for Zamfara people.



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Twelve Zamfara aspirants contesting for the post of federal house of representative are gearing up for the APC primaries scheduled for Thursday the 26th of May 2021

Those who are likely to secure the ticket unopposed are Ahmad Usman Gummi for Gummi/Bukkuyum, Umar Sarkin Fada Zurmi/Shinkafi, Muhammad Ahmed Sani Bakura/Maradun and Isah Muhammad Anka for Anka and Bukkuyum Federal Constituency.

As for Maru/Bungudu, five aspirants are to contest the ticket on Thursday and they include Dr. Bashir Muhammad Maru, Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu, Sufiyanu Usman, Abdulrahaman Tumbido and Aliyu Sulaiman Dansadau.

As for Gusau and Tsafe federal constituency, Sanusi Garba Rikiji and Fatima Mu’azu are to contest the ticket at the level of party primaries.

All aspirants, especially those for Maru and Bungudu are gearing up and meeting with the delegates to canvass for votes ahead of the date scheduled for the party primaries.

None of the aspirants who contesting at the level of primaries from Gusau/Tsafe and Maru/Bungudu constituencies has so far step down from the race.

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