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ZAMFARA FORMER COMMISSIONER ASK TO DEMOLISH HIS RESIDENTIAL HOUSE, GOVT INSIST THE STRUCTURE WAS ERECTED ILLEGALLY

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Zamfara Urban and Regional Planning Board (ZUREPB) has issued a final warning to the former Commissioner of Education Ibrahim Danmalikin Gidan Goga instructing him to demolish his only residential house located along Gusau-Zaria bye pass road or face forceful demolition by the authority.



This is contained in a letter of final notice issued to the former Commissioner and signed by the Director Development Control.


The letter reads “reference to our letter dated 24th June 2020 with reference No ZUREPB/TP/DC/VOL1/22 addressed to you through your legal practitioner requesting you to explain why you unmindfully neglected and violated the existing laws of the board. Similarly for almost (6) months now you didn’t respond to our letter”.


It further reads “based on the above and in compliance with the law establishing this board you are required to remove the erected illegal structure with immediate effect”.


The letter also said, “failure to comply with this order within reasonable time will induce the authority to swing in to further necessary action in accordance with the provision of the law”.


When contacted the former Commissioner acknowledged the receipt of the notice letter but denied further comment on the matter.


Alh Ibrahim Danmalikin Gidan Goga is an active member of the APC in Zamfara and a political ally to Zamfara former Governor Abdulazeez Yari and he served as Commissioner for information and also that of education before the administration of former Governor Yari appointed him as Special Adviser.


He was also a Campaign DG to the present Governor between 2011 and 2013 before the duo parted away.


When contacted by this medium, the Director General of ZUREPB Alh Sanusi Lilo said the notice is actually from them and that the former Commissioner is supposed to do the needful hence the authority will not hesitate in demolition that residential structure.


He said the residential house which is a one story building according the DG has been erected by the former Commissioner without building permit by the ZUREPB and that unless he takes the necessary step to regilarize the permit, the agency will not hesitate to demolishing it.

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AHEAD OF THE APC PRIMARIES, ZAMFARA FMR. FED. LAWMAKER MEETS PARTY DELEGATES.

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The former lawmaker who represented Maru and Bungudu Federal constituency Abdulmalik Zubairu Zannan Bungudu has met with party stakeholders from his constituency in his bid to woe their support ahead of the forthcoming APC primaries.

Zannan Bungudu is re-contesting for the same post of member representing Maru/Bungudu at the federal house of reps under the umbrella of All Progressive Congress.

His bid to contest the post followed the recent reconciliation effort between the serving Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle and the former Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar.

The meeting which took place at the conference hall of City King Hotel Gusau on Wednesday was attended by the APC Chairmen for Maru and Bungud and all the delegates from the two local government areas.

During the interface, vital issues regarding the progress of the APC, Bello Matawalle and all the party aspirants were discussed.

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APC COMMITTEE SCREENS (28) LAWMAKERS IN ZAMFARA

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The APC screening committee sent to Zamfara State has screened (28) aspirants who are going to contest for the posts of members of Zamfara State House of Assembly.

The seven-man committee led by Hon. Babangida Tijjani Banki from Borno State assured that justice would be done to all the aspirants screened.

With the screening of the 28 aspirants, four constituencies may likely go into the primary election if consensus has not been reached between the candidates.

The state House of Assembly has the vacancy of only (24) members representing the (14) local government councils.

The remaining members of the committee include Hon Wakili Aliyu, Hon Abubakar Yarima, Faruk Ibrahim Tsiga, Hon Abdullahi Musa, Hon Adamu Ibrahim and Hajiya Fadima Ibrahim who is to serve as committee Secretary.

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GOV. BELLO MATAWALLE NAMES NEW EMIRS

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle has approved the appointment of Alh Muh’d Bello Suleiman as the new Sarkin Zamfaran Zurmi (Emir of Zurmi).

He has also appointed Alh Aliyu Garba Marafa as the new Emir of Birnin Yan doto while Alh Muhd Aliyu was appointed as the new Sarkin Bazai.

The two emirs of Bazai and Birnin Yandoto were appointed following the signing into law the amended Zamfara Emirate Council Act 2022 which led to the creation of the two additional emirate councils of Yandoto and Bazai.

As for the new Emir of Zurmi he was appointed following the dethronement of the former Emir Atiku Abubakar by the current administration of Bello Matawalle

According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state government Kabiru Balarabe, the Governor also approved the appointment of Alh Habib Lawal Habib khalifa as the new Bunun Tsafe the Senior District Head of Tsafe.

Both appointments take immediate effect.

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