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TWO-MONTH-OLD ZAMFARA COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION HANDS OVER AFTER HIS UN-CEREMONIOUS SACK BY MATAWALLE

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Former Commissioner for Information in Zamfara Ibrahim Magaji Dosara who was unceremoniously sacked on Monday by Governor Bello Matawalle has handed over the affairs of the ministry to the Permanent Secretary Barr. Sani Nasarawa on Wednesday.

Until his unceremonious sacking by the Governor he was rated by the practicing journalists in the state as the worst Commissioner for Information who tried to create a fence of enmity between some media houses and the government.

In less than one month in office he has planned to use security agencies to clamp down on some media houses whom he has personal grudge with their Chief Executives.

Less than a month to his sacking also he betrayed the former principal he served for eight years as Special Adviser Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar by accusing him before his new boss Matawalle of not given him the deserving opportunity to carry out his official duties, a comment condemned by all the journalists present during the Iftar with the Governor.

He was also alleged to have attempted to muscle down some media aids of the Governor and push them to destroy the long term working relationship they have build with the majority of the media houses before he was appointed as Commissioner.

According to the statement by the Director of information Services Usman Muhammad Maru said part of the achievements of the sacked Commissioner was securing the reopening of the state FM station which was shut down by the NBC, two weeks before his appointment.

He also said the sacked commissioner secured the approval of Governor Matawalle for the establishment of the state Media Corporation which was aimed at enhancing the capacity, efficiency and effectiveness of the state media industry to generate revenue and serve the people better, in terms of information, enlightenment, entertainment and awareness.

Other unfulfilled plans of the sacked commissioner according to the statement include mapping out plans to make all the state media outfits online for wider coverage.

He also said Dosara intended to deploy reporters to cover all the 19 northern states and FCT.

At the handing over ceremony the sacked commissioner urged the Permanent Secretary and the management of the ministry not to relent in their efforts to ensure the implementation of the new government policies for the realization of their set objectives.

Dosara also urged the staff of the ministry to continue to be law-abiding and loyal citizens to the government of Zamfara 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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