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ZAMFARA FORMER APC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE DONATES 25 MILLION NAIRA TO PARTY SUPPORTERS

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The Zamfara APC gubernatorial candidate in 2019 general elections, Mukhtar Shehu Idris, has donated cash worth N25 million as additional Sallah welfare to the party supporters in the state on Monday.

The donation was handed down to the leadership of the State APC caretaker Committee led by Lawal M. Liman Kaura.

In an interview with the newsmen at the party headquarters in Gusau on Monday Liman said, the cash donation would be shared to the state, local government, ward executives, elders of the party as well as other relevant stakeholders and members of the APC.

“We received N25 million donated to the party as Sallah gift to members in the state from Mukhtar Shehu-Idris.

He thanked the politician for the donation, describing it as timely and a welcome development.

The party chairman also used the opportunity to commend Athens effort of the former Governor and APC leader in the state, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari and other party stakeholders for providing food items and clothes to party supporters and the needy in the state.

“We want to again express our appreciation to former Governor Abdulazeez Yari for organising Ramadan breakfast to party members in the state,” he added.

Liman said the gesture would no doubt boost the strength of the party in the state and raised the morale of its supporters.

He urged Muslims to use the Sallah festive period and pray for peace and stability in the state and country in general.

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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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