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TWO POLICE MOBILE SQUADRONS TO BE ESTABLISH IN ZAMFARA: GOV. MATAWALLE. By. Anas Sani Anka

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Two additional mobile police squadrons are to be established in Maradun and Shinkafi local government areas of the state aimed at enhancing security situation in the state.
The Governor made the disclosure when he receives delegation from Shinkafi local government who paid him a Sallah Homage at his Maradun country home.
“I am happy to announce  to you that, the federal government has honoured our request for the establishment of two additional mobile police squadrons in the state for the purpose of improving the Security of lives and properties of our citizens. 
In a statement signed by the Director General Public Enlightenment, Media  and Communication Malam Yusuf Idris reads “Governor Matawalle explained that the two Squadron Commanders have already been deployed and that his government is working hard for the successful and smooth takeoff of their activities”.
Mr Idris further said, with the establishment of the two police squadrons, a lot of Security challenges facing the state will further be reduced as the development will also strengthen the peace process initiated by his administration which has already yielded positive results.
He maintained that, it was as a result of the peace talks that all the markets and some unaccessible  roads that were hitherto closed were re-opened and a lot of commercial activities have now resumed  without any fear of attack. 
Yusuf Idris said, “the Governor commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the police high command for honouring his request leading to the establishment of the mobile police squadrons in the state”. 
Delivering the Sallah message on behalf of the people of Shinkafi local government Council, leader of the delegation, Dr Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi said, they were at the Governor’s residence to thank him for approving the sum of 2.7 Billion Naira for the construction of a referral hospital in Shinkafi town which he said will improve healthcare services for the people of Zamfara North Senatorial district.
Wamban Shinkafi also commended the Governor for taking steps aimed at tackling the Insecurity that is bedeviling  the people of the area for almost eight years saying before now, Shinkafi was the epicenter of Kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed banditry as testified by MD Abubakar led committee adding tat, now the narratives are changing.
He used the opportunity of the visit to also appealed for the setting of any State owned tertiary institution in the zone with a view to improving the educational system in the senatorial district. 
Dr Shinkafi also assured the governor of their total support to all his administration’s policies and programmes noting that the people of the area are so proud of the administration.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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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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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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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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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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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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