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Members of Zamfara State alumni of Maryam Abacha American University of Niger had conducted their inaugural union meeting in Gusau the state capital on Friday with a call on members to use their respective positions to accommodate other members through securing appointments and creating opportunities to others.

The meeting which was chaired by Zamfara State Commissioner for Health Alh Yahaya Abubakar Kanoma who is also an alumnus of the University brought together representation from across all strata of public and private services in Zamfara as members of the alumni took time to share their experiences being the product of the University.

The Commissioner in a remark noted that, if there is any public sector which has benefited from Maryam Abacha University’s academic performance is the health sector noting that graduates of the University in both nursing, Medical Lab Science, and other health related areas have been well accommodated and engaged in to the state public service.

He said the speed at which people from Zamfara are accessing academic opportunities at Maryam Abacha University calls for the President to visit Zamfara and if possible pay a courtesy visit to the state Governor Bello Matawalle so that synergy can be established between the University and state government in order to create more academic opportunities for the state indigents.

He noted that, before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, his Ministry had concluded an arrangement with the State Governor to sponsor (50) Zamfara indigents to study health related courses at Maryam Abacha University.

The Commissioner explained further that, considering the level of inconsistency which characterized the operation of the Nigerian Universities, Maryam Abacha University has become the last option for the serious minded people who want to progress their education.

In his remarks the Organizer of the interface Jibril Shehu Mustapha Kaura noted that students of Maryam Abacha University who graduated from Law department have also emerged the best at the Nigerian Law School hence about 90% of them have successfully passed their examination.

He also said, the University has concluded an arrangement to regularize with the ICAN and ANAN so that students of Maryam Abacha University who graduated from Accounting Department can undergo their professional examination.

He further said, as soon as the Kano Study Campus is completed and put to use, a set lite campus may likely be open in Zamfara State so that, students who have the zeal to enrol in the University can have their set lite campus ready for use.

Furthermore, he commended the President for his initiative aimed at moving the University to the next level and called on the members of the Alumni to put heads together and assist the President in widening the geographical scope of the University so that more opportunities can be created to others.

At the end of the meeting members resolved that, a small committee be constituted with the aim of paying a courtesy visit to the President of the University so that more areas of synergy can be established between the University, and it’s members of the alumni.

Members are expected to meet again at the end of January 2021 to further discuss issues of progress for the alumni and University.

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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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