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YARI, MARAFA FACTIONS OF APC IN ZAMFARA LOSSES OVER 1000 SUPPORTERS TO PDP

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Governor Bello Matawalle has received over 1000 supporters of the All Progressive Congress from the factions of Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Marafa in Bungudu Local Government area council.

The defectors were received earlier by the PDP State Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Umar Danfulani Maikatako and later presented to governor Bello Matawalle at his residence in Gusau.

Leader of the decampees, Comrade Abdullahi Danda Bungudu said they were at the governor’s residence to extend their solidarity hence they were formally received at the state party office by the Chairman.

Comrade Danda Bungudu further said, they were forced to move to the PDP after becoming convinced of the strategies adopted by the Governor in tackling insecurity and restoration of relative peace in the state.

They said they were also impressed with the volume of laudable projects executed by the Governor of Zamfara less than two years in the office.

Bungudu further observed that, before the coming of the Matawalle led government Zamfara was turned to almost a failed state considering the level of carnage recorded almost on the daily basis.

In his response Governor Bello Matawalle said his administration is determined to bring desired transformation to the people of the state at all levels and also secure the state for viable economic reforms.

According to the press statement by Governor Matawalle media aid Malam Yusuf Idris Gusau said, as a leader, his primary responsibility is to protect the lives and properties of the citizens including their dignity for upcoming generations.

He assured them of equal treatment in the party and also commended their decision to join his party, the PDP for the purpose of developing Zamfara state.

Matawalle added that with people of calibre like Danda Bungudu joining the party, he is sure that a lot will be achieved.

Notable among those who defected were Comrade Abdullahi Danda Bungudu, Alhaji Adamu Abu Samawa and Alhaji Abbas Abdullahi Bela who was the current Vice chairman of APC in Bungudu Local Government.

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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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