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ZAMFARA FIRST LADY DISTRIBUTES SANITARY PADS TO COMMEMORATE 2021 MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY

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The Zamfara state First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle has organized an awareness creation exercise for young female students at the Government Girls Day Secondary School, Samaru, Gusau to celebrate World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021.

The Menstrual Hygiene Day was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013 to engage decision makers and individuals on a campaign to break the silence, raise awareness and change negative social norms around Menstrual Health and Hygiene, at a global level.

In her remarks at the event, Hajiya Aisha Bello Matawalle who was represented by the Special Adviser office of the First Lady Hajiya Fatima Musa said the exercise is part of the First Lady’s commitments to supporting girls with knowledge of menstrual hygiene as well as ensure that they live in a world in which every woman and girl is empowered to manage her menstruation safely.

In a statement by the Press Secretary to the First Lady of Zamfara Zainab shuaibu Abdullahi said, this year’s theme which is focused on “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health seeks to educate girls in understanding their menstrual cycle, while also highlighting solutions that address challenges most of the girls and women worldwide faces due to menstruation.

The First lady urged everyone to come together and put a stop to persisting taboos and stigma, which undermines the educational opportunities, health and overall social status of women and girls around their immediate environment.

In a public lectures delivered at the event, Matron Larai Ka’oje enlightened the students on proper hygienic menstrual management in order to avoid infections that may lead to serious health complications in their reproductive system.

According to her, maintaining proper menstrual hygiene is vital to the health status and productivity of women and girls while also practicing the COVID-19 stay safe measures.

During the closing remarks, the principal of GGDSS samaru, Hajiya Kulu Shehu thanked the first lady for the gesture aimed which she said aimed at supporting the girls with sanitary pads and health talks to help them observed their menstrual period conveniently.

The sanitary pads and the 28 days White and Red bracelets which symbolizes the total menstrual cycle was received from the First Lady, Haj Aisha Matawalle and worn by the female students and teachers with excitement.

The day was commemorated by the First lady in collaboration with Procter and Gamble through the Nigeria Governors wives Forum, in which her Excellency is an active member.

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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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