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ZAMFARA FINANCE MINISTRY ORGANISES TRAINING ON THE USE OF IPSAS

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Zamfara State Ministry for Finance has organized a capacity training to its Directors of Finance and other relevant financial officers on the use of International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) aimed at broadening their understanding of the use of new financial standard accounting.


Not until the coming of the present Commissioner of Finance Rabiu Garba Gusau, there have been unending agitation among members of the Civil Society in the state on the need for the state governme to revert back to the use of International Public Sector Accounting Standards for transparency and accountability in the management of public resources.


The International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) are a set of accounting rules and guidelines issued by the IPSAS Board for use by public sector entities around the world in the preparation of financial statements. 


It focuses on improving the quality of general purpose financial reporting, leading to more informed and fiscally efficient decision-making by governments, while simultaneously increasing transparency and accountability.


Speaking during the opening ceremony of the capacity training, Zamfara State Commissioner for Finance Rabiu Garba Gusau explained that, the adoption of IPSAS Accrual and IPSAS Cash and Modified Cash reporting framework will improve the quality of financial data and enables financial alignment across government agencies.


He said the benefit of the use of IPSAS  can be captured as part of a wider finance reform, serving as a facilitator to provide high-quality financial information, which in turn, improves operational and service performance and contributes to the long-term sustainability of public finances.


One of the lead facilitators at the workshop and and state Director for Budget Alh Hamza Salihu noted that, the primary aims of the workshop which is to enhance the capacity of the state financial officers will be achieved at the end of the training noting that, though the state is left behind but with the calibre of its financial human resource it will surely catch up with its peers.


He thank the Commissioner for according the participants with the opportunity to learn the new way and assured them of the resolve to making the difference.


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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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