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ZAMFARA FMR. COMMISSIONER ADVOCATES FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF STATES COUNCIL ON EDUCATION.

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A former Commissioner of Science and Technology in Zamfara state, Ahmad Abubakar Maradun has advocated for establishment of state council on education.

He stated that if states in Nigerian can have a platform like council on education to discuss problems related to education of their respective localities, challenges of education at the level of states can be minimized.

Maradun who spoke exclusively to Thunder Blowers on Thursday insisted that the way states meet at the national level to discuss the crises affecting education through the National Council on Education in, states need to also have their councils where issues affecting education can be discussed.

“If there is a state council on education, all stakeholders serving and retired can have the opportunity to seat at a round table and come up with state policies regulating their educational crises”.

“In the state council we will have retired educationists and those in active service and when they have platform to discuss issues related to education, states can have better option to implement policies that are capable of getting educational crises addressed”.

He said when he was a Commissioner of Science and Technology, he wanted the former administration of Yari to champion that initiative but could not due to time limit but noted that even now, it is not late if Governor Matawalle can constitute the Zamfara state council on education.

He also advised the Governor to see to the possibility of releasing special allocation of fund for schools inspection so that the quality assurance board can be able to be visiting schools and monitor the quality of teaching and learning.

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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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