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ZAMFARA ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS: GOVERNMENT SET UP ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE, CONDOLE VICTIMS

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Zamfara State government has constituted a committee led by State Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management with a mandate to assess the extent of the damages caused by the attacks at the various communities in Maradun and Bakura local government areas with a view to aiding the victims.

State Commissioner for Information Ibrahim Magaji Dosara who stated this in a statement explained that, government directed security agencies in the state to deploy more of their men to keep vigil on the communities to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of the people within and around the respective villages.

Speaking to the communities on behalf of the state government, leader of the state government delegation Speaker Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya said the government was very much worried and is working hand-in-hand with the security agencies in the state to find a lasting solution to the security challenges facing the state.

According to Dosara government also condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in the sad event and is taking every necessary steps to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

Dosara further said, the government also directed the two local government councils’ sole administrators of Maradun and Bakura to always report any attempt by the hoodlums to attack their communities to security agencies for quick action to avert lost of lives.

Other members of the committee include Secretary to Zamfara State Government Bala Bello Maru, Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Abubakar Justice Dauran, State Police Commissioner Abutu Yaro and Permanent Secretary Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Abubakar Jafar Maradun.

The government also assured the people of the areas of adequate security during the forth coming rainy season farming to give them the much-needed protection to cultivate their farm lands.

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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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