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Zamfara State government has described the video of Government Secondary School Shinkafi in circulation as an act of mischief makers who are not happy with the transformation going on in education sector under the leadership of Bello Muhammad Matawalle.

State Commissioner for Education Ibrahim Abdullahi Spirow stated this at a media briefing held at the headquarters of the State Ministry for Education Gusau the state capital.

He noted that, the person sharing the video is allegedly being used by some mischief politicians who have failed to make education the proud of Zamfara people in spite of the opportunity given to them.

He alleged that, the action of the person demonstrated the strategic wickedness of his sponsors in their attempt to distract the present administration from reviving the education sector in the overall interest of the people of the state.

He said it is unfortunate for an intellectual person who owns a Ph.d to resort to using mischievous actions to politicise education sensitive sector like education.

He said the present administration has  inherited Government Secondary School Shinkafi in its present condition without a single habitable hostel and other functional facilities that can make teaching and learning conducive for Zamfara students.

According to him the Governor immediately after his inauguration decided to set up a committee which was saddled with the responsibility of  ascertaining  the poor conditions of the public schools statewide noting that, majority of the  209 schools inspected by the committee are in a very bad condition and all that was caused by the delibrate failure of the past government of Abdulazeez Yari.

Spirow further explained that, after the committee submitted it’s report, the Governor decided to start with those that requires critical and urgent attention noting that, the Governor’s spirit led to the renovation of over 1000 classrooms in various Primary schools across the state under the state Universal Basic Education Board.

He explained further that, as part of the tireless effort of Governor Bello Matawalle he has ordered the recruitment of over 600 school teachers to replace the human resource gap created by the exit of some non motivational teachers from the state service

Spirow noted further that, after his appointment as State Commissioner for Education he had identified 23 secondary schools that required urgent attention of the government  and the said Government Secondary School Shinkafi was part of those schools identified adding that, the engineers of the ministry had already quantify the cost estimate for the commencement of the renovation of the schools.

He explained further that as soon as the Governor is back to the state he promised to approve the memo for the commencement of the renovation projects.

He maintained that, as part of the giant effort of the Governor on education, he had sponsored over 200 Zamfara indigenes to study medicine, nursing, engineering and other science related courses at various tertiary schools abroad.
He also said, the Governor has has succeeded in paying 2020 WAEC fee hundred % and also paid 200 million naira part of the old debt incurred by the old administration of Yari to the examination body.
He also explained that the present adminstration of Bello Matawalle has paid the National Head office of NECO the sum of  325,000,000 as part payment of its old balance of over one billion naira debt the state is owing.

“In the history of Zamfara state there is no government except that of Matawalle that has earmarked 35 billion to education in its annual budget out of which 27 billion naira is for infrastructural development of achools, Spirow added”.

The Commissioner accused the previous administration of once allocating only 22% of its annual budget to education and that despite its low nature only 11% of the approved figure was release for budgetary implementation.

He said his door is open for anybody that has an idea which can be used to develop education forward noting that, the administration of Bello Matawalle would allow its doors open to constructive criticism that would make things work better for the development of the state.

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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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